The University of Groningen is a classical university covering most of the classical disciplines and many newer ones as well. It offers a great many high quality, interdisciplinary programmes, among others in life sciences. Next to the MSc programme in Biomedical Engineering, the Institute of Life Sciences offers a BSc programme in Life Science & Technology.
The University Medical Center Groningen plays a prominent role in the Biomedical Engineering programme. Many experts – doctors and engineers – from this hospital are involved in this MSc programme and bring the students in contact with present clinical practice, which increasingly depends on new technologies developed by biomedical engineers. The University Medical Center plays a leading role in the application of new medical techniques, and thus is an ideal basis for practical training.
A biomedical engineer trained in Groningen has learned to co-operate in interdisciplinary teams and to communicate effectively with medical doctors, other engineers, biologists and biochemists.
In Groningen there are three Master’s courses:
- A regular Master’s course in Biomedische technologie
- An Erasmus Mundus Master’s course in Biomedical engineerning