This summer, staff members of the faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences will be involved in several summer schools at the University of Groningen.
This conference invites applications from postgraduate students in the history of Education with an interest in the histories of educational spaces and discourses and new ways of working with images, artefacts, and archives. Leading international historians of education will give lectures and workshops, and offer advice concerning the research process. There will be opportunities for students to discuss their dissertation projects with fellow doctoral candidates and receive comments from prominent scholars in the field. more information
12 - 17 June 2016
This summer school offers a window into the world of population studies and social demography. It will showcase key population issues such as healthy ageing, migration and integration, changes in families and nutrition and development and show how leading demographers and sociologists are researching and informing policies to deal with these pressing societal issues. more information
3-8 July 2016
The summer school offers new and multidisciplinary insights in the complex phenomenon of migration as well as training in innovative methods to study migration, such as participatory action research, spatial approaches and gaming. Guest speakers from both academia and practice will share their knowledge and experience with the students. Participants will explore and address various ways of knowledge valorization. more information
4-8 July 2016
Ageing is related to problems both at societal as well as at individual level. Healthy ageing is part of the solution, and various disciplines are engaging in healthy ageing research, including social sciences, demography, biomedical sciences, and public health. The main goal of the Healthy Ageing Summer School is that students gain insight into the healthy ageing obtained by these different disciplines, ranging from cell to society. The School strives for scientific co-operation and pre- and post-graduate education at an international level, trying to attract students already interested in research. The intentions are to stimulate students interest in research from an early stage on, to allow master students the opportunity to get an overview of and explore the possibilities of healthy ageing research in Groningen and to encourage contact between students and research project leaders. The school also aids in recruiting young potentials, i.e. enthusiastic and talented students who are attracted by interdisciplinary approaches to scientific research. more information
Jacob Dijkstra, a sociologist at the UG, is concerned about developments in the city of Groningen. A city that, at first glance, is doing well. However, a closer look may reveal a divide opening up with on one side the prosperous inhabitants with a...
This summer, the case of Howick and Lili, two Armenian children who were threatened with deportation after they had lived in the Netherlands for ten years, drew attention to the plight of some 400 other children who have been in the Netherlands for...
Ten University of Groningen (UG) Bachelor’s degree programmes have been awarded the ‘Top Degree Programme’ title in this year’s Dutch Higher Education Guide (Keuzegids), placing them at the top of Dutch academic education. In the ‘Broad-based General...