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International collaboration

International collaboration means working together on projects that you’re not able to do alone, and learning from each other, across the borders of countries as well as subject fields. This results in:

  • insight into how teaching and research are organized in other countries
  • insight into how social security and healthcare systems differ from each other
  • insight in scientific evidence regarding other countries

More information about the long-term international partnerships of the University of Groningen can be found under One World .

Important partnerships


Community and Occupational Medicine coordinates the EU-FP7 IROHLA project

Institute for Work & Health (Canada)

The Institute for Work & Health ( IWH) is a non-profit organization that conducts research in the field of the chronically ill

Graduate School of the KoŇ°ice Institute for Society and Health (Slovakia)

The Department of Health Sciences has a special partnership with the Graduate School of the Kosice Institute for Society and Health

National Research Centre for the Working Environment (Denmark)

National Research Centre for the Working Environment

Karolinska Institute (Sweden)

Collaboration with the Insurance Health division of the Karolinska Institute is currently in its start-up phase

Experiences of some PhD students

International collaboration also contributes to researchers’ personal development. Some PhD students from the Public Health Section were asked to share their experiences.

“For me, it’s about what legacy you want to leave the world: a meaningful research.”

Mrs. Ferdiana: “The scientific research at the Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen (UMCG) and University of Groningen (RUG) is set up on a high level

‘We are all conducting research in different realities’

‘We are all conducting research in different realities’

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