University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands.
Quality has had top priority for 400 years, and with success the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.
In addition, the university collaborates with a number of renowned foreign universities, including Uppsala, Göttingen and Ghent. The University of Groningen is very popular with its 27,000 students and 5500 staff members from home and abroad.
Talent is nurtured, enabling the University to bridge the gap between science and society.We are committed to actively collaborating with our social partners, with a special focus on the research themes Healthy Ageing, Energy and Sustainable Society.

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Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring (FutureLearn)

Learn how to be professionally involved in teaching, support and governing of higher education institutions. Student assistants are valuable staff members at the University of Groningen. Currently, over 700 students take up teaching duties, support role functions, governing positions, and many other responsibilities. But, how to prepare for a [...]
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Introduction to Dutch (FutureLearn)

Aug 16th 2021
Introduction to Dutch (FutureLearn)
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Learn to speak, write and understand basic Dutch, with this free, three-week, introductory foreign language course. Are you planning to visit, or work or study in the Netherlands soon? This free online course is perfect if you have little or no prior knowledge of Dutch, but would like to [...]
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Social Network Analysis: The Networks Connecting People (FutureLearn)

Explore the structure and dynamics of different types of social networks and use models to identify patterns of social influence. Learn how norms, viruses and info spread through social networks. Have you ever wondered how a tiny virus can spread across the planet, how people share false information through [...]
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People, Networks and Neighbours: Understanding Social Dynamics (FutureLearn)

Learn why social processes seem so unpredictable and understand better the basics of social dynamics. Explore a new way of approaching questions about social behaviour. This three-week course will help you understand why social processes seem so unpredictable and understand better the basics of social [...]
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Sustainable Cities: Governing Urban Adaptation Under Climate Change (FutureLearn)

Discover expert governance strategies for preparing urban areas to face the challenges posed by climate change. Learn how cities can successfully adapt to environmental change. In this course, you will investigate how governance strategies and policies for making cities more sustainable and resilient in the face of increasing climate [...]
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The Scientific Revolution: Understanding the Roots of Modern Science (FutureLearn)

May 31st 2021
The Scientific Revolution: Understanding the Roots of Modern Science (FutureLearn)
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Learn about the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution and its role in shaping the modern Western world. How did the science of today come about? What constitutes ‘modern’ science? How does science relate to religion? Answer these questions and more with this course that travels back in time to the seventeenth-century [...]
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Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World (FutureLearn)

Mar 8th 2021
Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World (FutureLearn)
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This course will teach you the first principles of complexity, uncertainty and how to make decisions in a complex world. To learn how complexity and uncertainty influence and constrain our decisions. Our world seems to ever become more complex and uncertain. Future leaders must be able to act under [...]
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Introduction to Frisian (FutureLearn)

Mar 1st 2021
Introduction to Frisian (FutureLearn)
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Learn to speak, write and understand the second official language of the Netherlands with this free introductory language course. Did you know that, besides Dutch, a second official language is spoken in the Netherlands? It’s a language even more closely related to English than Dutch. This language is called [...]
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Religion and Conflict (FutureLearn)

Oct 5th 2020
Religion and Conflict (FutureLearn)
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Understand and analyze the role of religion in conflicts and peacebuilding in present-day societies, with this free online course. Many conflicts in the world today are framed in terms of religion, but there is much discussion and confusion concerning the precise role religion plays in these conflicts. According to [...]
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European Culture and Politics (FutureLearn)

Oct 7th 2019
 European Culture and Politics (FutureLearn)
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Learn about the link between identity, culture and politics in the construction of contemporary Europe. This free online course explains Europe as a cultural and political product.
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