rugr logonlv rood rgbThe University of Groningen and UMCG organize a U4 symposium 'The Ageing Brain' on Thursday 31st of March and Friday 1st of April 2011.

The aim of the Groningen symposium is to develop a joint research programme (8 joint research projects) and to define a research focus. Potential focus areas are: early detection and monitoring, treatment and basic pathology. Potential research topics include a.o. neuroimaging, neuroimmunology, neurodegeneration, protein aggregation, telomeres, tracers, delirium, e-health, imaging, biomarkers, neurophysiology, cognitive testing, neuropsychology, pharmaceuticals, neural stimulation, stem cells, animal models etc.).



Logo UGOEThe Faculties of Law of the Universities of Bristol, Budapest (ELTE), Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille – Nord de France, Turku and Uppsala cordially invite graduate students and faculties to participate in the 4th annual Legal Research Network Conference on 15-16 September 2011: "Human Rights and Their Impact on Various Fields of the Law" The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Göttingen.

Graduate students and faculty members willing to participate are invited to submit an abstract with at most 400 words indicating the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for abstracts is 27 May 2011.



u4-logoFrom 9 to 12 February the 2nd U4 Winter School in Antiquity takes place in Rome, entitled 'Myth, Memory and Mimesis. Multidisciplinary Approaches'. The winter school assembles PhD-students and staff from all 4 partner universities.

The venue of the Winter School is the Academia Belgica and the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, 9-12 February 2011. Again each of the partners take up the organisation of one full day of the programme.



groningen-logo-nlThe Office of the University of Groningen is organizing a 5-day staff training from 7-11 March 2011 in the field of Environment Health and Safety.

The purpose of the training is:

  • to gather and share information on health and safety issues and procedures at the University of Groningen and the universities of the participants;
  • to learn about concepts for a sustainable campus
  • to share experiences and information regarding newest regulations of EU

The prospective participants should have a 2-3 year experience in the field of Health, Safety and Environment. Language proficiency of English is required.



groningen-academybuilding-smallOn 25-26 November 2010, the Department of Scandinavian Linguistics and Literature of the University of Groningen will host the 'Scandinavistendagen/Skandinavistdagarna', the biennial conference for Scandinavian Studies in the Dutch-speaking region.

The symposium will consist of two parts: on 25 November the closing conference of the 'Peripheral Autonomy? Longitudinal analyses of cultural transfer in the literary fields of small language communities' project (a cooperation with the University of Ghent and the University of Uppsala) will be held.