University of Groningen Information
The University of Groningin (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) is the second oldest university in the netherlands having been established in 1614 by the Regional Assembly of city of Groningen. It is presently presided over by Professor Dr. Frans Zwarts.
TheUniversity of Groningin ranking is 40th in Europe. Other top colleges and universities in the Netherlands include Universiteit Utrechttrecht, Leiden University, Wageningen University, Amsterdam, TU Delft, VU University Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
The university has 9 faculties, enabling it to teach 61 degrees at undergraduate level and 116 at masters. It also has around 650 PhD candidates. Some of the greatest strength of the university of Groningen are in the subjects of Astronomy, Chemistry, Ecology, and Material Sciences; in these subjects it is amongst the best in Europe. In addition to offering courses taught in dutch, the university also offers 5 degrees taught in English. This makes the University of Groningen an ideal university for overseas students who would like to study in Holland, but are not strong dutch speakers. The 9 faculties of Groningen are as follows:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
The university of Groningen has many famous faculty and alumni including the Nobel prize winners Frits Zernike and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (Both physics). Other people of note include Johann Bernoulli, Johan van Benthem, Johan Huizinga, Dirk Stikker and Wietse Venema.
University of Groningen Address
9750 AA Haren
Ranking and Quick Facts
Motto: Verbum domini lucerna pedibus nostris (English: The word of the Lord is a light for our feet)
|University world Ranking – Times 200 (UK)||
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
102 to 150
|European University rank (Jiaotong)||
35 to 56
|Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)||
|Professors / Staff||
268 / 6,000
|Annual Budget per student||
|Number of foreign students (if known)||
Coimbra Group of European research universities
University of Groningen; European University List.