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Massive Open Online Courses

The University of Groningen offers young and old, with or without prepatory training, the opportunity to participate in a number of our online courses. Most of them are MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, which we offer through the British FutureLearn platform .

What is a MOOC?

A MOOC is a free online course, accessible to anyone, anywhere. You can take the course when and where it suits you best and with the wide variety of subjects, there is always something to learn that interests you at that moment. That way lifelong learning suddenly become a lot easier.
The courses are developed by our own teachers, educators and audio-visual specialists.

For questions about MOOCs please contact Tom Spits , coordinator MOOCS.

Upcoming online courses

Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring

Get familiar with the skill set of a successful student assistant and young professional in this course by our Educational Support and Innovation team.

Launch date: 15/01/2018

Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World

Learn about decision making in complex situations and under uncertainty in this course by the Faculty of Economic and Business.

Launch date: 2018

European Culture and Politics

Explore Europe as a cultural and political product with educators from four top European universities in this course by the Faculty of Arts and the Euroculture Master Specialization of Excellence.

Launch date: 15/01/2018

Inleiding Nederlands Recht

Krijg een goede basiskennis van het Nederlands recht met deze cursus van de Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid.

Startdatum: 19/03/2018

Introduction to Dutch

Learn how to master the fundamentals of the Dutch Language in this course by the University of Groningen Language Centre.
Launch date: 26/02/2018

Introduction to Frisian

Learn how to master the fundamentals of the Frisian Language in this course by the Faculty of Arts.

Launch date: 05/03/2018

Jongeren en hun psychische gezondheid

Psychische problemen ontwikkelen zich vaak tijdens de tienertijd. Maar liefst 1 op de 5 jongeren krijgt hiermee te maken. Het is daarom belangrijk dat je weet hoe je veelvoorkomende psychische problemen kunt herkennen.

Launch date: 05/03/2018
Language Testing during Awake Brain Surgery

Language representation in the brain can be studied by testing language during awake brain surgery.

Launch date: 15/01/2018

Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities

Investigate the role of multilingualism in society by the Department of Frisian Language and Culture and Campus Fryslân.

Launch date: 26/03/2018

Religion and Conflict

Learn about the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in this course by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.

Launch date: 05/03/2018

Solving the Energy Puzzle: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Learn about the role of technological, legal, economic, spatial and social aspects in this multidisciplinary course by Energy Academy Europe and the faculties of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Law, Economics and Business, Spatial Sciences, and Behavioural and Social Sciences.

Launch date: 2018

The Scientific Revolution: Discovering the Roots of Modern Science

Learn about the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution and its role in shaping the modern Western world in this course by the Faculty of Philosophy.

Launch date: 04/06/2018

Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

In 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aiming to improve data protection for individuals across the EU will become directly applicable. Organisations will need to be compliant with the new rules and should act immediately.

Launch date: 15/01/2018

Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing

Learn to understand the intricate molecular processes that evolve in our body when we age. in this course by the European Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA).

Launch date: 2018

Young People and their Mental Health

Mental health problems often develop during the teenage period. As many as 1 out of 5 teenagers are dealing with these problems. Therefore, it is important that you know how to recognise common mental health problems.

Launch date: 05/03/2018
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