The University of Groningen is among the European top in the field of academic research. We are successful because we apply fundamental academic research in an innovative way when dealing with social and individual problems. Groningen-based researchers collaborate with colleagues from all over the world on a daily basis and University of Groningen lecturers actively involve their students in research.
Research within the University of Groningen concentrates on three societal themes : Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society. Within these three focus areas we research the possibilities and challenges of a sustainable society. Besides these societal themes the UG research profile consists of the various faculties’ research themes .