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Research at the Faculty of Economics and Business

The faculty’s research policy aims at encouraging fundamental scientific research of a high international standard and providing the training and research environment for research master and PhD students. In addition, the faculty stimulates related applied research.

SOM Research Institutes and Graduate School

Fundamental scientific research is concentrated in SOM, the coordinating research institute with 6 programmes. SOM is also the Graduate School and offers a PhD programme and a Research Master programme in Economics & Business. The honours bachelor programme in Economics &  Business is part of the graduate school as well.

It combines and stimulates disciplinary and interdisciplinary research meeting international standards. And it provides the training and research environment for research master and PhD students. In 2007, approximately 125 research fellows and 125 PhD students belong to SOM. SOM was recognized by the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts Sciences in May 1998. This accreditation has been renewed in 2003.

The mission of SOM is to stimulate monodisciplinary and interdisciplinary research related to the firm in its economic environment and to provide a PhD and Research Master programme with a high international standard.

Contract research and centres

For the commissioning of contract research the faculty has established SOM Applied Research and a number of Centres of Expertise. SOM AR serves typically as an intermediary between companies and organisations on the one hand and FEB’s Centers of Expertise  on the other, and organizes generic research facilities for the centers of expertise. A center of expertise consists of a group of researchers in a particular scientific discipline. The center’ purpose is to distribute scientific knowledge to stakeholders outside the academic community and to organize partnerships with these stakeholders. Currently FEB has 13 centers of expertise .

FEB Careers Company

FEB Careers Company coordinates trainee posts. It provides intermediation between companies/institutions and students.

Related Institutes

The Faculty participates in two interdepartmental research institutes of the University of Groningen: Globalisation Studies Groningen, and GESP, the Groningen Energy and Sustainability Programme.

Additionally, the Faculty participates in the N.W. Posthumus Institute, a national research school in the field of economic history. You can find the N.W. Posthumus Institute at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

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