Hanze University Groningen
The city of Groningen has an age-old tradition of being a centre of trade, but also one of knowledge, science and culture. Groningen is the second oldest university town in the Netherlands, and Hanze University Groningen is proud to carry on this tradition.
In the course of its history, this university of applied sciences has built up a reputation of being truly international. Its degree programmes prepare students for a professional career in an increasingly international environment. Students from all over the world are enrolled in numerous international programmes, taught in English and German. Hanze University Groningen actively participates in projects aimed at supporting higher education institutions abroad with the enhancement of their curricula and the strengthening of their institutional capacity.
Centre of Applied Research and Innovation
The Centre of Applied Research and Innovation – Energy, is a translator of knowledge regarding energy. The centre offers education and programmes and enables businesses to perform energy projects onsite. The centre fills the gap between application-oriented knowledge in the area of energy from different approaches, for example, from the approach of technology, economics, sociology, environmentology and business management. Additionally, the centre would like to contribute to the innovation capacity of the industry in the North of the Netherlands and stimulate smart and sustainable energy consumption. Thanks to the extensive network of the centre, it has been well introduced in the energy sector and in research institutions. This access to sources of knowledge is used by the centre to initiate education programmes and courses in the area of energy, infrastructure and management. Furthermore, the centre conducts research and projects for large (international) businesses, as well as the small and medium sized industry.
Energy Academy Europe
In a near future, researches sponsored by EDGaR at the Hanze University Groningen will be grouped under the new Energy Academy Europe (EAE), an international center of excellence in energy education, research and innovation, located in Groningen, the Netherlands. EAE focuses on the transition to a reliable, sustainable and affordable energy future. The main themes include gas (including biogas and green gas), renewables (like wind and solar energy), smart grids, energy efficiency (including the nexus energy-water-food) and carbon dioxide reduction. EAE’s goal is to consolidate the leadership of the Netherlands in the energy sector and in the transition towards sustainable energy.