The Student of the Future Conference will take place at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (University of Groningen) in Groningen, The Netherlands. All activities, including the networking event on April 5th will be held within walking distance of the University of Groningen.
Groningen – also known as the “Biking Capital” – is a young and innovative city. Even the European Commission has recognized the city as one of the 3 most innovative cities in Europe in 2014.
In the past, the city has produced several Nobel Prize winners and even an astronaut. The fact that 50% of the Groningers are younger than 35 and the high amount of students keeps the city vibrant and innovative nowadays. A number of specific projects such as the laying of a municipality-wide WiFi network that is open to all or the development of an app that provides travelers with real-time information about public transport are part of the Groningen’s innovative thinking and success.
About Groningen University
Today, the University of Groningen ranks among the top 100 research universities in the world with currently about 30,000 students – of which 3,800 are international. Besides it is part of the CHE Excellence Group and belongs to the top 3 European research universities in Ecology, Material Sciences, Chemistry and Astronomy. Its rich academic tradition is dating back to 1614 and yielded amongst others the first female student or the first Dutch astronaut. The self-claimed number-one knowledge hub of the Northern Netherlands is currently striving to become a global university by having international students study together. High quality teaching and research in a broad range of disciplines, focusing on three key elements; Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society has lead the University of Groningen to rank among the best universities in Europe. The University of Groningen’s researchers also collaborate with business partners, public institutions and the government.