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Research Centre for Landscape Studies Kenniscentrum Landschap

Mission and activities

Mission

The Centre for Landscape Studies of the University of Groningen is an interdisciplinary centre of expertise that focuses on scientific education, both fundamental and applied research, as well as scientific knowledge transfer in the field of Dutch and European landscape studies. With the present-day landscape and its topical issues as a starting point, the centre investigates past landscapes in order to play a significant role in the development of the landscapes of the future.

Activities

The Groningen Centre for Landscape Studies focuses on the following three aims and core activities:

1. Scientific education: offering of interdisciplinary bachelor and master courses in the field of the past, present and future of Dutch and European cultural landscapes.

2. Scientific research: conducting both fundamental as well as applied scientific research on the past, present and future of cultural landscapes, in The Netherlands as well as abroad.

3. Knowledge transfer: the dissemination and exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas on the past, present and future of our cultural landscapes, aimed at government institutions, NGO’s, companies and individual citizens.

Organisation

The Centre for Landscape Studies is part of the Department of the History of Arts and Architecture of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. It is seated at Oude Boteringestraat 34 in the historic city centre of Groningen (Northern Netherlands).

Actually, the Centre for Landscape Centre employs six staff members, four project leaders, eleven PhD students and circa 50 master students. The centre is under the direction of prof.dr.ir. Theo Spek, professor of Landscape History.

The research of the Centre for Landscape Studies is allocated at the Research Centre Arts in Society: Past and Present of the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG ). The PhD students of the Centre for Landscape Studies are members of the Graduate School for the Humanities (GSH) of the University of Groningen.

Faculty of arts: http://www.rug.nl/let/
Department of History of Art + Architecture: http://www.rug.nl/let/onze-faculteit/organisatie/vakgebieden/kunstgeschiedenis/
Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG): http://www.rug.nl/research/icog/
Graduate School for the Humanities (GSH): http://www.rug.nl/research/gradschool-humanities/

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