International students in the Netherlands put the University of Groningen at the top of the list. This has been revealed by a large-scale global satisfaction survey by Studyportals. The University is extremely happy with this result. ‘Internationalization is one of the University of Groningen’s strategic policy spearheads and an important instrument in improving quality, innovation and diversity. We are delighted that international students recognize this and value it so highly’, says Rector Magnificus Elmer Sterken.
The University of Groningen offers a wide, international curriculum, with over 80 English-taught Master’s degree programmes and PhD programmes, as well as 20 English-taught degree programmes at Bachelor’s level. The University of Groningen already has 4000 international students with over 120 different nationalities – we hope to reach 5000 international students in 2015. 20% of the staff and 60% of all PhD students are from abroad.
This year, the University is welcoming some 1500 international students. On Tuesday 27 August, the traditional Welcoming Ceremony was held in the Martinikerk. The University of Groningen Welcoming Ceremony has been voted the best in the Netherlands several times by foreign students, resulting in the University of Groningen being the most recommended Dutch university in the 2012 International Student Barometer.
The University of Groningen (UG) holds the 114th place in the QS World University Rankings. The QS Ranking is an influential ranking list of almost 1,000 universities worldwide. Last year the UG held the120th place.
Out of the 25 entries for the Dutch Huibregtsen Prize, the jury has nominated six scientific research projects. UG professor Pauline Westerman and Cisca Wijmenga, Rector Magnificus of the UG as of 1 September 2019, are two of the six nominees for the...
Zito Ysenbaert is the first winner of the Gerrit Krol Award, the University of Groningen (UG) essay competition.