The University of Groningen is a research university (in Dutch: “universiteit”), with research as its main focal point. There are 14 research universities in the Netherlands. Research universities prepare students for independent scientific and scholarly work in an academic or professional setting.
The University of Groningen is a well-known research university, in the top segment of European academic research. The university trains students to become excellent researchers, and many renowned researchers visit Groningen from abroad to work on their projects.
I believe to study abroad is not only a matter of the right school, but also a question of the right city with a nice study environment. As Groningen is a very international city which is largely influenced by the immense student population, it might play a major role within your future plans.
It’s a very windy day today. The wind blows almost everything that stands in front of it. The fact that it is still winter does not help at all because it only adds the chill I feel when I bike or walk outside. I still have about one and a half hour before my meeting with a professor so I decided to just sit down in the cafetaria, sipping my hot chocolate while watching the grass sways as the wind blows….