University of Groningen

university in the Netherlands

The University of Groningen (abbreviated as UG; Dutch: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, abbreviated as RUG) is a public research university in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. The university was founded in 1614 and is the second-oldest university in the Netherlands. In 2014, the university celebrated its 400th anniversary. Currently, RUG is placed in the top 100 universities worldwide according to three international ranking tables.The university was ranked 65th in the world, according to Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2019. In April 2013, according to the results of the International Student Barometer, the University of Groningen, for the third time in a row, was voted the best university of the Netherlands.The University of Groningen has eleven faculties, nine graduate schools, 27 research centres and institutes, and more than 175-degree programmes. The university's alumni and faculty include Johann Bernoulli, Aletta Jacobs, four Nobel Prize winners, nine Spinoza Prize winners, one Stevin Prize winner, royalty, multiple mayors, the first president of the European Central Bank, and a secretary general of NATO.
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Frans de Waal

Dutch primatologist and ethologist

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Gerbrand Bakker

Dutch writer

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The Twin

book by Gerbrand Bakker

author: Gerbrand Bakker

2006

The Detour

book by Gerbrand Bakker

author: Gerbrand Bakker

2010

Le détour

author: Gerbrand Bakker

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Elisabeth van Houts

Dutch-British historian

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Arjen Lubach

Dutch comedian

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Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel

Dutch botanist (1811-1871)

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