The BIGSSS-CSS Summer School on social cohesion takes place in the Department of Sociology of the University of Groningen center of Groningen (Netherlands) in.

University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.
The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart.

Lectures and group work of the summer school will take place at the Hortus Campus , the old botanical garden of the university.
Google maps inside the University main building

For accomodation rooms have been reserved in The Student Hotel Groningen within walking distance.

City of Groningen
Chosen as one of the happiest cities in Europe, Groningen enjoys a bustling reputation. The city is known for its cultural events, yet it will never lose that homely disposition which attracts so many people. What will probably strike you most when entering Groningen is its youthful population. Roughly a quarter of the city’s 200.000 inhabitants consists of students. You will find them everywhere: studying in the park, riding a bike, or having a drink with fellow students in one of the many pubs. With the city’s many bars, restaurants, theatres, museums and sports facilities, you will never get bored. If you do feel like leaving the vibrant city life however, the countryside is never far away. Take a breath of air and clear your head while enjoying the flat landscape and limitless view in all directions when you get nearer to the ‘Wadden Sea’.

Video of Groningen and the province

Accommodation will be provided close to the city center.
More information will be provided soon!

Local organisation:

Andreas Flache

Michael Mäs