Within our society essential questions arise. Questions where existing knowledge or googling does not offer a solution. Applied, innovative and coherent, often expensive, research is required.

Not all organizations can afford that kind of research. Our Science Shop on Medicine and Public Health connects those with questions to those with the skills to research them. Together with students in Groningen the Science Shop will do the research for free.

Read more about our Science shop (wetenschapswinkel) (in Dutch)

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Societal questions, academic answers

All of our research benefits society directly.

All Science Shops of the University of Groningen perform society focused research for various (non-profit) organisations. Main themes are:

  • Healthy Ageing
  • Sustainable Society

As we are a Science Shop for Medicine and Public health, we mainly do research on healthy ageing which is the focus of UMCG research.

  • Our five other science shops cover almost every research question anyone can think of:

  • Co-ordinators of the Science Shops in various faculties match questions to student research and provide assistance if needed. We also monitor feasibility, objectivity and publicity in the projects. Projects for both bachelor and master students are available.

    • We answer societal questions through research
    • Academic findings are implemented before we start our research
    • Our findings are implemented after our research

    For students

    If you are a student and want to do a research project with us, you are welcome. Often this can be done as a thesis, graduation research or for elective points. Are you curious about a research question or do you want to know more about the Science Shop? Just contact us.


Annet Jansen Research assistant

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Department of Health Sciences
PO Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands

Visiting address
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Department of Health Sciences
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen