University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is among the European top in the field of academic research. We are successful because we apply fundamental academic research in an innovative way when dealing with social and individual problems. University of Groningen lecturers actively involve their students in their research. This way, both parties are stimulated to continue to push their boundaries.

Developments in academia often emerge at the interface of several different subject fields, which is why many research groups at the University of Groningen are multidisciplinary. In addition, the University participates in national and international research programmes, and many Groningen-based researchers collaborate with colleagues from all over the world on a daily basis.

Research priorities

Research within the University of Groningen concentrates on three main focus areas– Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society. With these themes the University is looking to bridge the gap between science and society. The research not only has immediate social relevance – researchers at the University also cooperate on a large scale with partners from business, public organizations and the government, within and outside the region.

The research priorities are also focussed on the future – the challenges and opportunities of a sustainable society in the areas of health, the environment, technological developments and energy are top of the University’s research agenda.