University of Groningen
01/20/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
Today, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as US President. Earlier this week, Christine Straehle, professor for Political Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of Groningen, wrote an article about Trump in the White House.

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Blog: Trump in the White House | Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics
University of Groningen
01/18/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
We couldn't agree more!

"...Groningen, a gem of a city located in the north of the Netherlands. Holding many of the signature charms of Amsterdam, with canals, coffee houses, and more bikes than people..."

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Spotlight on new music: Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017
University of Groningen
01/17/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
Yesterday was the start of our 4th edition of the free open online course “Why do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing”. This course introduces some key areas of research into the biology of ageing.

More information, a trailer and the registration form are available on FutureLearn website ([ Link ].

Why Do We Age? The Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing - Free online course
University of Groningen
01/16/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
Can pupil behaviour predict depression? If it was up to researcher Marie-José van Tol (UMCG/UG), that’s the future of depression treatment.

Van Tol and her colleagues are researching preventive therapies for recurring depression. She uses an eye tracker that monitors how the pupil reacts to certain images or texts. This reaction can indicate a strong or weak control over emotions, and thus...
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Depressies voorspellen via de ogen?

Depressies voorspellen via de ogen? Een huisarts die met een pupiltest kan zien of iemand behandeld moet worden voor depressie. Als het aan onderzoeker Marie...

University of Groningen
01/16/2017 at 09:51. Facebook
Our next Open Day on 3 February 2017 is approaching fast! Want to know more about our Bachelor programmes? Register for free and come visit our university.

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Open Day - Friday 3 February 2017

On Tuesday 17 January 2017, 3 days before Donald Trump takes office as the president of the United States, experts will debate what his inauguration means for the world. Will the world be totally different in 2021? What will be the effect on international economics, trade and politics? What should we expect of Trump's foreign policy?

The debate is being held at the Academy Building and will...
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‘Oh my Trump! What to expect by 2021?’ | Debate with Bart van Ark and Steven Brakman | 17 January
The annual Eurosonic-Noorderslag Festival 2017 #ESNS17 kicks off today in Groningen! There is the chance to see over 300 new music acts perform in different venues all over the city of Groningen - a great way to discover new artists. Do you have a new band you would recommend?

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Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival 2017 - ESNS17
The University of Groningen is number 15 on the new Green Metric list, a list of the ‘greenest’ universities worldwide. Topping the list are the University of California Davis (USA), the University of Nottingham (UK), and Wageningen University & Research (NL).

The UI Green Metric ranking was launched by the Universitas Indonesia (UI) to generate awareness of sustainability issues in...
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Here's a quick reminder: if you want to apply for one of the 4 Bachelor programmes with a selection procedure (Medicine, Dentistry, Psychology and International Relations & International Organisations) you must have completed your initial application for the fixed quota programme of your choice and the university-specific application in the Online Application System (OAS) before the deadline...
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Application deadline: 15 January 2017 | Bachelor programmes with a selection procedure
Become more active within ESN! By doing so, you can help international students have the time of their lives in Groningen. Internationalisation plays a role which is growing in significance and when you're part of ESN, you're deeply involved in this process.

Shortly, are you curious to explore other cultures, get to know new people and develop organisational skills within a growing dynamic...
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The Erasmus+ programme deadlines are nearing. These are the application deadlines for each of the different programmes:

International Master in Innovative Medicine - 15 January 2017
Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling - 31 January 2017
Evolutionary Biology - 1 February 2017
Language and Communication Technologies - 1 February 2017

You can find more information on the programmes...
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How about adding "Learn a new language" to your list of New Year's resolutions. The University Language Centre has many options including Japanese, Spanish and Russian and registration is open for 2017.

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The University is closed from today until Monday 2nd January. We wish you Season's Greetings wherever you are!
In December three young researchers of the University of Groningen have been admitted to De Jonge Akademie (The Young Academy): Lude Franke, Merel Keijzer and Erin Wilson.

The Young Academy is a platform within the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for young, world-class scientists and scholars with an innovative vision on science and scholarship and related policy.

Jonge Akademie, Lude Franke

Lude Franke, specialist op het gebied van medische genetica en erflijkheid, is benoemd tot lid van De Jonge Akademie, onderdeel van de Koninklijke Nederlands...

8% of the Dutch population suffer from the winter blues, and for 3% of people, the side effects are so severe as to be classified as winter depression. University of Groningen psychologist Ybe Meesters, has been researching the phenomenon for nearly 13 years and spoke to the independent University newspaper Universiteitskrant Groningen.

Does this sound familiar?

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Fighting winter woes with light
Looks like it's unlikely to be a white Christmas in Groningen this year...again..

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Dream on: no white Christmas in the Netherlands this year -
The Zernike Nobel Prize medal was never stolen as was thought 26 years ago but had fallen into the lining of his daughter’s suitcase. Barbara Backus-Zernike, the widow of Frits Zernike Jr. (who died in 2011) told the story to NOS, according to Universiteitskrant Groningen.

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Today is Ugly Sweater Day and the University of Groningen - Faculty of Spatial Sciences have represented to the fullest! Did you wear yours today? #UglySweaterDay
Congrats Roel on winning the Draughts World Championship!