University of Groningen, The Netherlands

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

University of Groningen

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen is one of the oldest and, with approximately 29.000 students, also one of the largest universities in the Netherlands. The university enjoys an international reputation as a leading European research university. About 18% of all its students are from abroad, and on a PhD level this percentage rises to nearly 50%. Groningen can be found in the top-100 of some of the major world university rankings. More than 80 bachelor and master programs are English-taught and all of our PhD research is in English. For more information on the University of Groningen visit the website.

Biomedical research

Most of the biomedical research of the University of Groningen takes place at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). It is the second-largest teaching hospital in the country and has an annual research output of about 2,000 scientific articlesand 180 PhD theses defenses. The UMCG accounts for about 40% of all the research carried out at the University of Groningen. Master and PhD students at the UMCG receive their degree from the University of Groningen. Have a look at the UMCG Research Portfolio to see whether we have expertise in your area of interest!

Graduate School of Medical Sciences

The Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS), located at the UMCG, is responsible for the training and education of all research master and PhD students. The overall coordination of IMIM falls under the GSMS. Therefore, all IMIM students will also be dealing with its representatives.

One of the selective master programmes that forms the basis of the IMIM curriculum at Groningen is the top master Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation. You may find more information on the Graduate School and its educational offer on its own website.