Netherlands

University of Groningen

79 th
Arts & humanities 2017
=80 th
World University Rankings 2017
PO Box 72, 9700 AB Groningen, Netherlands

University of Groningen

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a top 100 research university with a global outlook. We are currently ranked 80th on the Times Higher Education ranking and offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programmes and over 125 Master's programmes. Founded in 1614, the university is one of the oldest research universities in the Netherlands. We are a truly international university, with over 30,000 students and 6,000 international students from over 120 different nationalities. 

Why choose Groningen?

Top-quality education: the University of Groningen offers a varied range of interesting, highly regarded degree programmes. As a student, you will receive high-quality supervision and have many options to choose from. The University of Groningen has been awarded the ‘Best Traditional University in the Netherlands’ quality label.

Top-notch research: we are among the top research universities in Europe. In 2016, our professor Ben Feringa won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The University carries out ground-breaking and socially relevant research and our research builds bridges between disciplines.

Vibrant student life: Groningen is a vibrant student city. Its population has the lowest average age in the Netherlands. One in four of the 200.000 inhabitants is a student. Students can be seen everywhere: studying in the park, enjoying the nightlife and working various part-time jobs. Groningen is a safe and green city to live in and was chosen as one of the happiest cities in Europe.

400 years of reputation: The University of Groningen has a rich history and an excellent reputation. Many very talented people in a variety of disciplines have studied or worked at the university during the 400 years of its existence, including four Nobel Prize winners, the first female University student in the Netherlands, the first female lecturer, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Truly international: We are known for our large international community. Nearly 6,000 international students study in Groningen annually from over 120 countries. Living in Groningen without speaking Dutch is not a problem; you will be able to order food, shop for clothes and even take sport classes in English. The University of Groningen has strong international connections, which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. We also offer several unique international Master’s programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

Bachelor's programmes

We offer over 30 English-taught Bachelor's programmes. Nine of our Bachelor's programmes have been awarded the "Top Degree Programme" quality label.

Master’s programmes

At the moment the University of Groningen offers over 125 English-taught  Master's programmes, 18 of which are rated as “Top Rated Programme” in the Netherlands.

Faculties

Research and education at the University of Groningen are organized within 11 different faculties. These faculties are:

Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Science and Engineering
University College Groningen
Campus Fryslân

Key statistics

  • 24.4
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 25,281
    Number of Students
  • 52 : 48
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 13%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the 2017 World University Rankings

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