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NWA- Idea Generator project; can cheap “smart” shoes check the gait of Parkinson's patients?
Date:03 July 2020

NWA Idea Generator project for Kottapalli to develop low-cost sensorized shoes for patients to monitor gait and avoid fall conditions through a biofeedback voice alert.

NWA Idea Generator Grant for three researchers
Date:03 July 2020

Ymkje Stienstra (UMCG), Joram Tarusaria and Ajay Kottapalli receive an NWA Idea Generator Grant .

Research project Dr Joram Tarusarira awarded with NWO/NWA-IDG grant
Date:02 July 2020

Dr Joram Tarusarira, Assistant Professor in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen, has been awarded a prestigious NWA Idea Generator grant by NWO for his research project entitled Invoking the Sacred: Towards Alternative Strategies Against Climate Conflicts. Tarusarira will be conducting research on the influence of moral, spiritual and religious orders on conflicts induced by climate change.

Reopening Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen
Date:02 July 2020

Monday 6 July, the Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Politieke Partijen (DNPP) will partly reopen. Visitors are welcome - by appointment only

Sander de Hosson elected Alumnus of the Year 2019
Date:01 July 2020

Lung doctor Sander de Hosson has been elected Alumnus of the Year 2019 by the University of Groningen. He is receiving the award for the incisive way in which he calls for attention for the emotional side of palliative care and for making death a topic for discussion amongst medical staff, starting during their training.

Ymkje Anna de Vries wins Gratama Award
Date:01 July 2020

The 2020 Gratama Science Award has been awarded to Dr Ymkje Anna de Vries of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen. De Vries followed degree programmes in the fields of neuroscience, clinical science and psychosocial sciences at three UG faculties as well as the University of California. Her research takes an innovative approach, linking pharmacological results to adolescent behaviour. She studies depression in young people, and in particular the effectiveness of antidepressants and the consequences of administering them.

Wierenga-Rengerink Dissertation Prize for Arpi Karapetian
Date:01 July 2020

The Wierenga-Rengerink Dissertation Prize for the best PhD thesis of the year 2019 has been awarded to Dr Arpi Karapetian. Her 502-page thesis is entitled Bestuurdersaansprakelijkheid uit onrechtmatige daad: Civielrechtelijke en strafrechtelijke normen voor bestuurders van noodlijdende ondernemingen. [Directors’ liability based on tort law: civil law and criminal law norms for directors of ailing companies] During the summer ceremony, Karapetian will receive a prize of € 7,500 to spend on her continued academic development. The prize money was made available by UG alumni via the Ubbo Emmius Fund (UEF).

Northern Netherlands continue to invest in scientific knowledge about the consequences of population decline
Date:30 June 2020

Over the next five years, endowed professor Bettina Bock will continue to investigate the opportunities and possibilities for liveability in depopulating areas in the North. The provinces of Groningen, Fryslân and Drenthe make the extension of her chair financially possible.

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