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About the University and Groningen

The University of Groningen was founded in 1614. The University is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, a City of Talent, and in the North of the Netherlands. Quality has had top priority for more than four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Law is actually older than the University itself and dates back to 1596. Yet the Faculty is a modern, internationally oriented institution that measures itself amongst the best law faculties in Europe. It offers a number of English-taught LLM programmes that are top rated in The Netherlands.

The Faculty of Law’s research and its Centres of Expertise are organised under the umbrella of the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance.

The city of Groningen is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands and has approximately 230,000 inhabitants. Groningen was founded more than 950 years ago emerged as a regional power in the north of the Netherlands and became a semi-independent city-state when it was a member of the German Hanseatic League, a major international trade league in the middle ages. Groningen is a university city, with an estimated 31,000 students.

It is vigorous, authentic and unspoiled. It is a city bursting with energy. Surrounded by countryside where the silence embraces you like an old friend. Coming to Groningen will make you step into a different world and you will enjoy it to the fullest. We guarantee you will come back for more!

More information on the University of Groningen and the city of Groningen (and its surroundings) can be found on their respective websites.

Last modified:02 June 2020 10.46 a.m.