For the first time in its history, the University of Groningen has reached a record number of 30,000 enrolments. The total number of students currently enrolled in the University of Groningen is 30,041, a rise of 3.2% in relation to 2013. The University’s market share in the Netherlands remains unchanged, and it stays in 3rd position behind the University of Amsterdam (1) and Utrecht University (2). A total of 6,254 students enrolled for the first time.
The number of international students studying in Groningen has continued to rise, from 4,151 to 4,551. At present, 13.2% of the students come from abroad. This figure is 23.6% for international students enrolling for the first time.
President of the Board of the University, Sibrand Poppema, is delighted with this development: ‘The University of Groningen is well and truly on the map, both nationally and internationally. There is a lot of respect for our teaching and research, and this is reflected in the rise in student numbers and our position in international ranking lists. I am proud to welcome even more international students to Groningen; they are an increasingly important factor in the growth of our university.’
David Davies from Wales, a first-year Bachelor’s student of Computing Science, was the 30.000th student to enrol. He was presented with a laptop, a bouquet of flowers and a University jumper by the President of the Board of the University, Sibrand Poppema. David was delighted: ‘I was very surprised when they called me to announce that I was the 30,000th student of the University of Groningen. I am honoured that I am the one to reach this milestone.’
The 25,000th student enrolled on 1 October 2008 and the 20,000th on 1 October 2002.
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