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About the Center for Information Technology

CIT - Smitsborg

We support and facilitate scientific research and university education of the University of Groningen with high-quality and reliable data and IT solutions. Faculties, researchers, lecturers and students of the UG are the main users of our services.

Our mission

As a leading IT organization at national and European level, we dedicate our expertise to innovative and reliable IT for education and research.

Our expertise includes High Performance Computing (HPC), digital testing, data management (storage, analysis and access to data) and provision of virtual environments. All this is supported by a robust and reliable infrastructure.

Core values

The UG core values "academic freedom," "integrity," "inclusiveness," "sustainability" and "openness" define the university's culture. In addition, the core values "leading," "customer-oriented" and "professional" guide how we do our work.

As an expert in the field of information technology, we want to be the catalyst for the acceleration, innovation and accessibility of IT and thus generating added value for the University. We do this as a strategic partner in cooperation with the faculties and services.


The Strategic Plan CIT 2021-2026 sets out the course that should lead to the best digital environment for the UG and thus optimal support of the UG's tasks in the field of education and research.

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