|When:||07 December 2017|
Professor Oscar Couwenberg, Dean of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences (FSS) of the University of Groningen (UG), led a programme design mission to Yantai during 14-17 November 2017. The purpose of the mission was to design the framework of the Preparatory Programme and its follow-on Master Programme Environmental and Infrastructural Planning (EIP) for the University of Groningen Yantai (UGY). UGY is a joint initiative of the University of Groningen and China Agricultural University (CAU).
|When:||21 November 2017|
The bachelor's degree programme in Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences in Groningen is the best Bachelor's degree programme in the category ‘Human Geography and Planning'.
|When:||15 November 2017|
University of Groningen the best broad traditional university in the Netherlands
|When:||30 October 2017|
The Marie Curie ITN project RECOMS will be funded by the European Commission, with an evaluation score of 98.6%. Dr. Alex Franklin from the Coventry University in the UK (Lead partner) and Adj. Prof. Ina Horlings of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen wrote the proposal. The overall budget of the project is 4 million euro.
|When:||20 October 2017|
On September 28th, Elsevier Magazine published the ranking of ‘Best Programmes of 2017’ . Several programmes of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences were rated top of their categories.
|When:||11 October 2017|
Place attachment: Syrian male refugee experiences in the Northern Netherlands wins Herta Macht Thesis Prize
|When:||22 September 2017|
Social-Spatial Planning Master’s student Marten Hoekstra won the Sustainable Society thesis prize yesterday. His thesis, ‘Groningen Sendai-gereed?’ [Is Groningen Sendai-proof?] won him the € 1000 prize. In his research he concludes that the Groningen situation can be referred to as a disaster due to the social problems as a result of earthquake-related issues.
|When:||14 September 2017|
|When:||29 August 2017|
The Groningen Research Centre for Southeast Asia and ASEAN (SEA ASEAN) has been awarded an Eramus+ grant from the European Union as part of the BRECIL consortium to improve the capacity to conduct social science research in Southeast Asia.
|When:||21 July 2017|
A University of Groningen study into the experiences of home sellers in the earthquake zone in the north and middle of Groningen reveals that the housing market is at a stalemate. Houses have been on the market for years and are generally only sold far below the asking price. The researchers offer concrete recommendations to the National Coordinator Groningen, the province of Groningen, and the various municipalities to improve the situation: when conducting research and drawing up policies, they should take better account of the fact that the impact of the earthquakes has created a ‘closed’ housing market. In addition, they should offer support with personal advice and suitable arrangements.
|When:||12 July 2017|
Professor in Rural Development Dirk Strijker and economic geographer dr. Arjen Edzes will research poverty among 12.000 families in the Veenkoloniën, the peat district that spreads through Groningen and Drenthe.
|When:||05 July 2017|
Het julinummer van alumnimagazine Broerstraat 5 opent met een interview met Alumnus van het Jaar Merel Rumping. Zij is sociaal ondernemer en wil onderbeenprotheses voor iedereen bereikbaar maken, te beginnen in Colombia.
|When:||03 July 2017|
Health and the Built Environment: University of Groningen launches new Expertise center
|When:||29 June 2017|
The oldest person ever was the Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122. Researchers at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and the University of Groningen (UG) claim that her record will be broken this century. The results of their research are being published today in Nature. They expect the first Japanese woman to reach the age of 125 in approximately fifty years’ time. This contradicts the conclusion of American researchers, published in Nature last year, who set the maximum lifespan of humans at around 115 years.
|When:||28 June 2017|
Increasingly often, citizens are willing or expected to arrange matters in the street or neighbourhood by themselves. The housing corporation or municipality is no longer automatically in the lead. It is the resident him/herself who regularly takes the reins. Researchers Ward Rauws, Ruben Bouwman and George de Kam of the University of Groningen show that there is a large variety of citizens' initiatives. In their "Wie is aan de buurt?" report, it is also clear that they share one goal: strengthening contact between residents. In addition, enthusiasm and appreciation from professionals prove to be a great support for citizens' initiatives.
|When:||07 June 2017|
Master’s students of Urban and Regional Planning at the UG have investigated how you can turn neighbourhoods into living environments that are also suitable for seniors. The test case was the Oosterpark neighbourhood in Groningen. In their report, the students advise taking into account the diversity of seniors and involving them in designing the neighbourhood.
|When:||30 May 2017|
Promotie Jelmer Jeuring.
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