UMCG: Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen
The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) was established in 2005 as a joint activity of the University of Groningen and the Academic Hospital Groningen (AZG). At present, the UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and the largest employer in the Northern Netherlands. More than 10,000 employees provide patient care, are involved in medical education and perform cutting-edge scientific research, focused on ‘healthy and active ageing’. 
Research and education at the UMCG are funded through the University of Groningen, and the Faculty of Medical Sciences functions as an integral part of the University. The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine is appointed by the Board of the University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the UMCG.  More than 3,400 students of the University of Groningen study Medicine, Dentistry or Human Movement Sciences, while more than 340 physicians are doing their specialty training at the state of the art facilities of the UMCG.

Patients attend the UMCG for basic care but also for very specialist diagnoses, examination or treatment. All patients from the Northern Netherlands with complicated or unusual disorders are eventually referred to the UMCG.

Good quality care is always based on the latest information, and is provided by the best doctors and nurses. Together with the support staff, every day we work on achieving a single common goal: building the future of health.


As a lively university city, Groningen has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. It has a long and turbulent history, which becomes evident from the historic warehouses, courts and buildings. Groningen is also a city with nerve, with the most numerous examples of innovative architecture within its boundaries. In addition, it was once proclaimed the city with the best city centre in the Netherlands because of its charm. Experience all of this and explore Groningen!
University city
Groningen is the city with the youngest population in the Netherlands because of the substantial number of student residents: there are over 50,000 students in higher and university education.

Currently, over 50,000 students are registered at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen and University, where they can choose from 175 courses. The Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen is the largest university of applied sciences in the north of the Netherlands. Students from home and abroad can choose from over seventy training courses in almost any field. The State University has nine faculties, divided over 150 buildings in the entire city and surroundings. The State University is the third university in the Netherlands after Amsterdam and Utrecht. 

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Groningen has its very own energy because of the large number of young people in higher or university training. They provide an economic boost to the city and ensure a wonderful nightlife. The cafés and clubs, in particular those at the Grote Markt and in the Poelestraat, are immensely popular among students. There is no fixed closing time, so take the opportunity to enjoy what the city has to offer until the wee small hours.

Orientation (‘Freshers’) week
At the start of each university year, thousands of students flood the Groningen city centre. During this Keiweek, they are provided with the opportunity to become acquainted with the city when (sports) clubs, events, cultural institutions and political parties in Groningen present themselves to the new Groningen residents.

City of Talent
The Treaty of Groningen is a collaboration between the University of Groningen, the Hanzehogeschool Groningen, the University Medical Centre and the municipality of Groningen with the objective of further developing the city as the ultimate knowledge and innovation city in the north of the Netherlands and to retain Groningen alumni
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