On March 21, Arctic Centre PhD Ulf Gustafsson succesfully defended his thesis, Icebound frontiers of exploitation, Networks for whaling in the Polar regions, 1904-1931.
In his research project, Ulf Ingemar Gustafsson has studied the history of natural resource exploitation in the polar regions. More specifically, he studied the history of the modern whaling industry (1904-1931) in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. Previous research has mainly focused on and explained modern whaling as just another activity to make quick profit. Gustafson shows that it was more complex than this, and that scientific, economic, political, and environmental factors dictated and determined the activities of the modern whaling industry.
This thesis is a part of the International Polar Year Project LASHIPA (Large Scale Historical Exploitation of Polar Areas), where researchers from the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, USA and Russia have studied the history of exploitation in the polar regions.
Zito Ysenbaert is the first winner of the Gerrit Krol Award, the University of Groningen (UG) essay competition.
On Friday 14 June, the University of Groningen will be awarding honorary doctorates to Prof. Titia de Lange and Dr Philipp Blom. This academic ceremony is part of the 81st lustrum that takes place from 5 to 15 June 2019. During the ceremony, Prof. Elmer...
More than 200 researchers and their teams can begin to work on social and scientific issues in close collaboration with public and private parties. This close collaboration will take place in 17 research projects.