University of Groningen
University of Groningen

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  • University Offices:
    9712 CP Groningen, Netherlands
  • Telephone:
    +31 50 363 9111
  • Fax:
    +3150 363 4996
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The next university to have found a place in the list is the oldest and largest university of Netherland. The University of Groningen is a public research university and one of the best known in Netherlands. It was established in the year 1614. It has since then given out degrees to two lakh students. It has been voted as the best university of Netherland many times now. The university celebrated its 400th year in 2014.

Currently, the University of Groningen has 10 faculties, 9 graduate schools, plus 27 research centres and institutes, and above all if offer more than 175 degree programmes which is quite a good number to count. The faculty of the university are Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Faculty of theology and Religious Studies, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Business. Each faculty offers Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D., and Exchange programmes, while some also offer short certificate courses. If you are confused about which degree programme you should take up based on your area of interest you can take a look at the various courses provided by the university.

University of Groningen is the safest place to study for international students. 48% of the students in its various PhD programmes are international and so are 20% of its employees.

The notable person who has been alumni or associated with the university in some capacity includes Frits Zernike, professor of theoretical physics, received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the phase contrast optical microscope in 1953, mathematician Johann Bernoulli, Wietse Venema, programmer and physicist and many others.

University of Groningen has a sprawling physical library and an equally efficient virtual library that is the storehouse for eBooks, e journals, dissertations, books on various field and topics and is open for students, faculty, and alumni.