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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. Out of this tradition rose 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 North of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart.

Teaching and research
The University provides high quality research and teaching in a broad and varied range of fields of study. It is distinguished by the close link the University of Groningen has forged between research and teaching, a bond that does justice to their interdependence.

As an institution facilitating academic research and teaching, the University works at the forefront in its respective fields. The University undertakes its cooperative relationships on the basis of openness and equality. In these relationships, the University is socially involved, purposeful and creative. The University stimulates current debate on scientific, social and cultural issues and is clear and convincing in such debates.

Research and teaching at the University of Groningen is internationally oriented. Students from every continent can prepare themselves in Groningen for their international career paths. Researchers operating within an extensive network of cooperation contacts work at the forefront of knowledge, affirming the University’s worldwide reputation.

Talent development for students
The University also provides space for the personal ambitions and qualities of students, central to which is the role played by level differentiation. To this end, the University offers balanced educational packages in diverse subject areas to all students. The University of Groningen offers more intensive educational programmes at the Bachelor’s stage (the Honours College) and Top Master’s programmes at the Master’s stage for students with the requisite ambition and qualities.

The University of Groningen provides suitable educational packages for a wide range of students. The University focuses in this respect on students who are motivated to get the best out of themselves by stimulating talent and rewarding achievement.

Talent development for staff
The road to success is not necessarily clear and unambiguous. Therefore, the University of Groningen dares to discriminate. The University wants to devote extra attention to the development of the skills of its staff. This can only occur in a working environment where there is a direct correlation between performance, career perspectives and remuneration. 

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