University of Groningen

Posted on Feb 5, 2015

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Nyckle Swierstra - Deputy Director of Communications University of Groningen

 

Key facts about Groningen University

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3,750 international students and PhD students

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7 Erasmus Mundus programmes

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1,055 outbound exchange students

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3,286 of 27,511 Bachelor and Master students are international students

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466 of 1,133 are international PhD students

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35.7 % of the academic staff is international

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More than 120 nationalities currently study or work at the University

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107 English-taught Master's degree programmes, of which 11 are Double Degree/Joint Degree programmes

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21 English-taught Bachelor's degree programmes, of which 3 are Double Degree/Joint Degree programmes

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About University of Groningen

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart.

The University of Groningen offers research-driven education in a wide range of disciplines. We generate and share knowledge, contributing to the innovative development of society and to “grand societal challenges”, while preparing students for a life and career in a globalized world.

Building on our traditional foundations, we highly value our cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial character, producing work that contributes to international developments. We work in a context of academic excellence, autonomous thinking and integrity, and embrace diversity.

UoG strives to be a truly international university3 and a major global player. This is reflected in:

  • an inclusive environment with equal rights and access for all staff and students
  • an international perspective throughout research disciplines and degree programmes
  • an international perspective at the institutional level, reflected in all policies and regulations
  • a continuous development process for staff and students (life-long learning)

International Partnerships

The University maintains long-term partnerships with international universities with similar high standards, participates in international networks and incorporates international themes in its programmes.

Our strategic partners

Europe: Upsalla University (Sweden), Ghent University (Belgium), Göttingen University (Germany)

Indonesia: Universitas Gadjah Mada, University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology

China: University of Beijing, Tsinghua University, Fudan University

Japan:  Osaka University

Latin America: National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM (Mexico), University of Sao Paolo, USP (Brasil)

USA: UCLA, University of Pennsylvania

Our strategic networks

-The Coimbra Group

-Asea Uninet

-APAIE

-EUA

Notable Research Areas

The University of Groningen focuses on three socially relevant research areas that form the core of its scientific profiling: Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society.

Top research within these three areas provide an indispensable basis for new insights and applications in these areas now and in the future, thereby contributing to a more sustainable society. In addition to the three areas, the University has many other excellent research groups and upholds fruitful collaborations with various partners ranging from business partners, to public and government organizations, both inside and outside its own region.