The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with University of Groningen. There is a total of 6 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in University of Groningen is 289 with a mean value for the h-index of 48.17. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in University of Groningen is 885 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 147.50.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) or the University of Groningen in the Netherlands was established in 1614, making it the second-oldest institution for higher education in the country. In its opening years, the university only had four faculties for theology, medicine, law, and philosophy. Today, RUG has a total of 11 and nine graduate schools. Globally, RUG is widely considered as a top-100 university by prestigious ranking organizations.
The University of Groningen’s 11 faculties are the (1) Arts, (2) Law, (3) Philosophy, (4) Medical Sciences, (5) Faculty of Economics and Business, (6) Behavioral and Social Sciences, (7) Spatial Sciences, (8) Science and Engineering, (9) Theology and Religious Studies, (10) the University College Groningen, and the (11) Campus Fryslân. Each faculty provides programs for undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, and exchange students.
Through its faculties and their respective departments, RUG offers a wide variety of programs. It includes 16 research masters programs such as Archaeology and Nanoscience. It also offers 45 undergraduate programs and 120 master’s programs. Thirty-five of the former and 90-plus of the latter are taught in English, a reflection of the university’s large international population.
In research, RUG is known for its top-level programs in Material Sciences, Ecology, Astronomy, and Chemistry. Other than these, research efforts in Archaeology, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Nanoscience, and Physics, among others, are widely recognized for their quality as well.
Moreover, the university hosts a multitude of research institutes, centers, and schools. These include the Groningen Institute of Archaeology, the Center for Religious Studies, the Research School of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, and the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, among others.
The university also conducts its research through various themes. Most, if not all, require a multidisciplinary approach that entails interdisciplinary collaboration. Some of these themes are the dynamics of language, evidence-based (inclusive) education and youth care, elucidating the malignant transformation of tumors, facets of cultures, fundamentals of the universe, and human behavior in a social context. Research topics can range from physical education benefits to digital exclusion.
Moreover, the university’s research also emphasizes the creation of innovative solutions to today’s pressing problems and those anticipated in the future. The three societal themes are (1) Energy, (2) Healthy Aging, and (3) Sustainable Society. Research projects within these themes are done jointly with societal partners and various stakeholder communities that can act as catalysts for change.
Since its inception, the university has been associated with four Nobel prizes, with one coming in 2016 via Ben Feringa’s Nobel Prize win in the field of chemistry. Notable faculty and alumni include the famous mathematician Joseph Bernoulli, Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever; and the psychologist and philosopher Johannes Jacobus Poortman.