Groningen Summer Schools 2019 1 smallThe University of Groningen is delighted to publicise this year’s offering of research-intensive and multidisciplinary summer and winter schools.

A truly international experience; last year over 1500 students from 115 different nationalities joined the courses! Quite some U4 students and PhD were among the participants and got a flavour of studying abroad, making friends and building a professional network.

Check them out on www.rug.nl/summerschools.



Groningen Staff Training 2019 1 smallFrom 13 to 17 May 2019, the University of Groningen will organize its 5th Erasmus+ Staff week. The theme of this event will be ‘The ideal research support office’.

Different aspects of the question ‘How is research supported at universities?’, will be highlighted. The main topics will be:

Graduate Schools
How are the Graduate schools organised and how do they operate? How does the university support PhD students and give them a platform to develop themselves as researchers and prepare them for their future career?

Research Impact & Open Science
How can we enhance and measure the academic and societal impact of research? Open access becomes a more and more familiar concept, but how do you realize openness in research?



Law Faculty Summer UGOE smallThe University of Göttingen is proud to announce its established programme offering of academic short-term courses for international students during semester breaks.

The intensive full-time courses provide excellent opportunities to further develop your knowledge and gain academic credits without missing lectures at home. We offer courses in various academic disciplines, all designed to broaden basic and advanced knowledge. Additionally, our programmes give you the opportunity to approach your subject from a new perspective, to develop your skills and knowledge and extend your international experience by meeting a wide range of like-minded people from different cultures around the world



Eva kesson Anna Rutgersson 1The conference ‘Bildung for Sustainable Development’ was organised in Göttingen on 23-24 November 2018. It is part of a series of events ‘Science for Peace and Sustainability’ which is organised by the University of Göttingen together with associated partners.

The diverse programme that was either conducted in German or English attracted many interested students, scientists and experts from across Germany and beyond. Besides experts from other U4 partner institutions the participants included representatives from the didactics, educational sciences and experts from the field of governance and society.



Rectors 2019 1 smallOn 22 and 23 November, the University of Göttingen hosted the 11th annual U4 Rectors’ Conference. The recent meeting did not only form a platform for the yearly evaluation and strategic planning, but also marked the 10-year anniversary (see brochure) of our successful and fruitful collaboration and partnership.

For the first time ever the University of Tartu took part in the meeting as they are joining the U4 network in the application process for the European University project to strengthen joint activities in education, research and innovation.