About University of Groningen
Since its inception in 1614, the University of Groningen (Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), located in the city of Groningen, has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education. It is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands as well as one of its largest. The university today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to high-quality teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement.
Some 28,000 students are currently enrolled in a full range of degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses the humanities and the natural, behavioural, physical, health, life, social and technological sciences. The University of Groningen has nine faculties, nine graduate schools, 27 research centres and institutes, and more than 175 degree programmes.
The student population and staff are drawn from around the world and have a variety of backgrounds. They are attracted by the international reputation of the University and by its commitment to innovation and excellence in all areas. Every year around 4,000 students from at least 115 countries find their way to the university of Groningen, where English is the language of instruction in more than 90 different programmes.
In addition to welcoming a large international student population, the University maintains long-term partnerships with foreign universities around the world with similar high standards, participating in international networks and incorporating international themes in our programmes. The university is cooperating with universities in several developing countries, thereby contributing to the further development of academic teaching and research worldwide.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015
QS World University Rankings 2014
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014
QS World University Rankings 2013
QS World University Rankings 2015
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016