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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

University Web Ranking

World Rank : 358

Country Rank : 3 (Web Ranking in netherlands)


Founded in 1614. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is a Public higher education university located in groningen , groningen, netherlands, europe. The university awards degree in arts & humanities, business & social sciences, language & culture, medicine & health, engineering, science & technology. Internationally Rijksuniversiteit Groningen university ranked 358 in the world. It has ranked 3 in netherlands. This 405 years old higher education university admission process is based on entrance examinations and students past academic record and grades. It provides admission to Men and Women (coed) and Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission.

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Acronym : RUG

Founded : 1614

Areas of Studies

Diploma Bachelor Master Doctorate
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Control Type : Public

Entity Type : Non-Profit

Facilities And Services

Library : Yes

Housing : Yes

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University Latest News

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Visual Computing and Analytics (1.0 FTE)  IamExpat in the Netherlands

We are looking for an Assistant Professor who can strengthen our position in the field of Visual Computing and Analytics. This research field encompasses ...

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:51:44 GMT
Groningen, University of  The Independent

Age: 397. History: The University of Groningen was founded in 1614 and is one of Europe's oldest universities. From the start the University was internationally ...

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 07:00:00 GMT
Two papers describe how a membrane protein can move both lipids and ions  EurekAlert

The TMEM16 family of membrane proteins was hailed as representing the elusive calcium-activated chloride channels. However, the majority of the family ...

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Do electoral results come as a surprise because our empirical models are limited?  Democratic Audit UK

Recent elections in many European countries have seemed less predictable, as party systems fragment and new parties challenge the established ones on a ...

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Green alternative to PET could be even greener  EurekAlert

One of the most successful plastics is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the material we use to make bottles and fibers for clothing. However, PET is made from ...

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Small-volume, high-throughput organic synthesis  EurekAlert

University of Groningen Professor of Drug Design, Alexander Dömling, has devised a method to rapidly synthesize thousands of new molecules and evaluate ...

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Making solar cells is like buttering bread  EurekAlert

Formamidinium lead iodide is a very good material for photovoltaic cells, but getting the correct and stable crystal structure is a challenge. The techniques ...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Climbing droplets driven by mechanowetting on transverse waves  Science Advances

Many applications in modern technology, such as self-cleaning surfaces and digital microfluidics, require control over individual fluid droplets on flat surfaces.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The relationships between democratic experience, adult health, and cause-specific mortality in 170 countries between 1980 and 2016: an observational analysis  The Lancet

Previous analyses of democracy and population health have focused on broad measures, such as life expectancy at birth and child and infant mortality, and ...

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
High throughput method to produce and screen engineered antimicrobial lanthipeptides  EurekAlert

Nature has provided us with lots of antimicrobials. However, given the rapid increase of antimicrobial resistance, there is a need for the development of ...

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
How a mitochondrial enzyme can trigger cell death  EurekAlert

Cytochrome c is a small enzyme that plays an important role in the production of energy by mitochondria. It is also involved in signaling dangerous problems that ...

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Using waves to move droplets  EurekAlert

Self-cleaning surfaces and laboratories on a chip become even more efficient if we are able to control individual droplets. University of Groningen professor ...

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Rapid approach to complex boronic acids  Science Advances

The compatibility of free boronic acid building blocks in multicomponent reactions to readily create large libraries of diverse and complex small molecules was ...

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
University of Groningen withdraws China branch campus degrees  The PIE News

The University of Groningen has abandoned plans to offer degrees at its new branch campus in eastern China, citing “insufficient support” within the University ...

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Why lightning often strikes twice  EurekAlert

An international research team led by the University of Groningen has used the LOFAR radio telescope to study the development of lightning flashes in ...

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Novel potent antimicrobial from thermophilic bacterium  EurekAlert

University of Groningen microbiologists and their colleagues from Lithuania have discovered a new glycocin, a small antimicrobial peptide with a sugar group ...

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Novel molecular multi-step photoswitches caught in the act  EurekAlert

Scientists from the University of Groningen, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Twente (all in the Netherlands) and the European Laboratory for ...

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
VPS4 triggers constriction and cleavage of ESCRT-III helical filaments  Science Advances

Many cellular processes such as endosomal vesicle budding, virus budding, and cytokinesis require extensive membrane remodeling by the endosomal sorting ...

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Lightning Attacks: Could they strike twice at the same place?  Prokerala

April 22 : It is the summer season in India and just as the people are alarmed and dead tired with the burning heat, they still have to face the wrath of the fearful ...

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Understanding the building blocks for an electronic brain  EurekAlert

Computer bits are binary, with a value of 0 or one. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have all kinds of different internal states, depending on the input that they ...

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Fake news about the past is a crime against history  University World News

Historians observing the current debate on fake news are tempted to make comments from a long-term perspective. First, fake news, as a type of lie that ...

Sat, 04 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
New method measures single molecules from nanoliter of blood in real time  EurekAlert

University of Groningen scientists, led by Associate Professor of Chemical Biology Giovanni Maglia, have designed a nanopore system that is capable of ...

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Nanosized ferroelectrics become a reality  EurekAlert

Using ferroelectricity instead of magnetism in computer memory saves energy. If ferroelectric bits were nanosized, this would also save space. But conventional ...

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
A fast all-visible-light molecular switch with 100 nm band separation  EurekAlert

A consortium of scientists from the Medical Imaging Center (University Medical Center Groningen), Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (University of ...

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Yeast makes ethanol to prevent metabolic overload  EurekAlert

Why do some yeast cells produce ethanol? Scientists have wondered about this apparent waste of resources for decades. Now, University of Groningen ...

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Getting help with the kids slows down aging in female birds  EurekAlert

Seychelles warblers live and breed in family groups on the tiny island of Cousin. In each group, a dominant female and male reproduce. When helpers assist the ...

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
How poppy flowers get those vibrant colors that entice insects  EurekAlert

With bright reds and yellows -- and even the occasional white -- poppies are very bright and colorful. Their petals, however, are also very thin; they are made up ...

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Past, present, and future of global health financing: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 195 countries, 1995–2050  The Lancet

Comprehensive and comparable estimates of health spending in each country are a key input for health policy and planning, and are necessary to support the ...

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Crystal defects could allow quantum communication in standard telecom optical fibers  Laser Focus World

They have created quantum bits that emit photons that describe their state at telecom wavelengths.

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Economic Surplus, the Baran Ratio, and Capital Accumulation  Monthly Review

In 1957, in the Political Economy of Growth, Paul Baran made a seminal contribution to our understanding of the connection between economic surplus—a ...

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Nanopores make portable mass spectrometer for peptides a reality  EurekAlert

University of Groningen scientists have developed nanopores that can be used to directly measure the mass of peptides. Although the resolution needs to be ...

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Climate change intensifies war of the birds  EurekAlert

University of Groningen (UG) biologists have discovered that climate change has an effect on the regular clashes between great tits and pied flycatchers during ...

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Complex molecules emerge without evolution or design  EurekAlert

In biology, folded proteins are responsible for most advanced functions. These complex proteins are the result of evolution or design by scientists. Now, a team ...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Astronomers discover the giant that shaped the early days of our Milky Way  EurekAlert

Some ten billion years ago, the Milky Way merged with a large galaxy. The stars from this partner, named Gaia-Enceladus, make up most of the Milky Way's halo ...

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
How gut bacteria affect the treatment of Parkinson's disease  EurekAlert

Patients with Parkinson's disease are treated with levodopa, which is converted into dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain. In a study published on Jan.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Microbes 'MacGyver' membrane transport  EurekAlert

A general concept in biology is that cells use two different systems to transport substances across their membrane: selective pores, which allow passive transport ...

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Ferroelectric polymers made more versatile  EurekAlert

The ferroelectric polymer PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) has interesting properties and could be used to store information or energy. One of the main drawbacks ...

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Atomically thin layers bring spintronics closer to applications  EurekAlert

University of Groningen scientists led by physics professor Bart van Wees have created a graphene-based device, in which electron spins can be injected and ...

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
The Enigma of China's Growth  Monthly Review

The success of the Chinese economy can be illustrated by the rapid growth rate of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP)—very probably the highest in the world, ...

Sat, 01 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
All together now: The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' animated film celebrates 50th anniversary  Red and Black

50 years ago, the Beatles-inspired animated film “Yellow Submarine” hit the big screen. The film returned to theatres, including Ciné, this weekend.

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Serengeti-Mara squeeze -- One of the world's most iconic ecosystems under pressure  EurekAlert

Increased human activity around one of Africa's most iconic ecosystems is damaging habitation and disrupting the migration routes of wildebeest, zebra, and ...

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Hubble and Gaia team up to measure 3D stellar motion with record-breaking precision  Hubble Space Telescope at ESA

27 November 2017. A team of astronomers used data from both the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESA's Gaia satellite to directly measure the 3D ...

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Judicial Appointments During the 115th Congress

Introduction When the 1787 constitutional convention in Philadelphia concluded, it is said, Benjamin Franklin was asked what type of government they had ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Metabolic Changes in Aging Cells

Aging is caused by the deterioration of various cellular organelles and physiological processes.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
NCHS alumna earns doctorate in Netherlands  New Canaan Advertiser

Dr. Elizabeth Teracino, a 2000 graduate of New Canaan High School, earned her doctorate in economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Graphene bilayer provides efficient transport and control of spins  EurekAlert

University of Groningen physicists in collaboration with a theoretical physics group from Universität Regensburg have built an optimized bilayer graphene device ...

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Exploring a naturally tailored small molecule for stretchable, self-healing, and adhesive supramolecular polymers  Science Advances

Polymeric materials with integrated functionalities are required to match their ever-expanding practical applications, but there is always a trade-off between ...

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Dynamics in charity donation decisions: Insights from a large longitudinal data set  Science Advances

Despite the vast body of research on charitable giving and its drivers, no research has investigated the longitudinal dynamics of individual donation decisions.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Direct N-alkylation of unprotected amino acids with alcohols  Science Advances

N-alkyl amino acids find widespread application as highly valuable, renewable building blocks. However, traditional synthesis methodologies to obtain these ...

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Rapid Targeted Genomics in Critically Ill Newborns  AAP News

Cleo C. van Diemen, Wilhelmina S. Kerstjens-Frederikse, Klasien A. Bergman, Tom J. de Koning, Birgit Sikkema-Raddatz, Joeri K. van der Velde, Kristin M.

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 05:01:39 GMT
Groningen's MedTech Hub for Neurosurgery is Actually a Biotech...

Groningen is becoming a Biotech Hotspot, particularly with strong research links and US partnerships like Polyganics with US MicroAire in Medtech. Why?

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Inducing ferromagnetism and Kondo effect in platinum by paramagnetic ionic gating  Science Advances

Electrically controllable magnetism, which requires the field-effect manipulation of both charge and spin degrees of freedom, has attracted growing interest since ...

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Study shows how gut bacteria affect the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Patients with Parkinson's disease are treated with levodopa, which is converted into dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain. In a study published on 18 ...

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Quantum effects observed in photosynthesis  EurekAlert

Molecules that are involved in photosynthesis exhibit the same quantum effects as non-living matter, concludes an international team of scientists including ...

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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