The University of Groningen is a university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. The University stimulates interdisciplinary research, and highly values interaction with society and industry. We distinguish ourselves in the international market through a close link between education and research and by focusing on three key research areas: Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society. A unique trait of the University of Groningen is the close relationship between its faculties in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and engineering. It is the only university in the Netherlands where engineering research takes place in a comprehensive environment, thus resulting in a unique integration of fundamental and engineering sciences.
Groningen Engineering Center
The Groningen Engineering Center (GEC) offers a unique platform for interdisciplinary engineering research and education, gathering scientists who bridge fundamental sciences and applications in a comprehensive environment. Through research that integrates process and product development and fruitful collaborations between researchers and industry, we produce innovation in fields such as energy, materials and health. We aim to train tomorrow’s engineering professionals, be in the lead of cutting-edge, interdisciplinary engineering research and spearhead innovation at national and European level.
Research and Education in Smart Industry
The aims of the University of Groningen academic roadmap for smart industries are to develop new fundamental knowledge, to create a foundation for current smart industry initiatives, and to train and inspire students in a variety of Master programmes. It presents themes of on-going and future research on smart industries - as jointly formulated by the Research institute SOM (Faculty of Economics and Business) and the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences). The themes are 1) Business innovation; 2) Advanced production processes; 3) Agile demand-driven manufacturing; 4) Embedded intelligence.
Our collaboration in this area enables a close relation to the newest developments in business studies at one hand, and the newest developments in natural sciences on the other hand. In addition, the roadmap provides opportunities to collaborate with other research groups in, for example, social science and computer science to further strengthen the smart industry profile. The presented roadmap offers ample opportunities for joint academic and industrial research efforts aiming to stimulate industrial settlement, thereby increasing employment opportunities.
The roadmap is relevant for a number of degree programmes of the University of Groningen. The most relevant are: Industrial Engineering and Management, Supply Chain Management, Technology and Operations Management, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Human Resource Management, and Operations Research.
Iris Vis, dean of industry relations
"As a university we offer high quality education and research programmes that are socially relevant in a broad range of disciplines. The University of Groningen is a university where engineering research and education takes place in a comprehensive environment. We enjoy searching for opportunities for interaction with businesses and non-profit organisations both in research and education. Participation in HighTechNL offers us the opportunity to share academic insights on relevant research topics, learn from developments in industry and meet potential partners to work together in creating innovations of the future."
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Contactpersoon: Iris Vis
Telefoon: 050 - 363 73 64