University of Groningen, Campus Fryslân


  • Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with a rich academic tradition.
  • It currently ranks in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.
  • The university has brought forward striving academics, like the first female student, the first Dutch astronaut and various Nobel prize winners.
  • Currently, the are more than 35.000 students at the University of Groningen and the international staff covers more than 120 nationalities.


  • Campus Fryslân is the eleventh and newest faculty of the University of Groningen, located at a dedicated branch campus in Leeuwarden, in the province of Fryslân.
  • Teaching at Campus Fryslân has an interdisciplinary character.
  • Award-winning study programs such as the BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership prepare students to connect global challenges and local solutions with the objective of achieving positive societal impact.
  • The inter- and transdisciplinary research at Campus Fryslân is devoted to the themes Governance, Sustainable Economy, Culture, Language and Technology, Data Science and Sustainable Health.


Universit of Groningen, Campus Fryslân

Project Team

Prof. Dr. Caspar van den Berg

  • Professor in Global and Local Governance
  • Member Dutch Council for Public Administration
  • Dean Metropolis Programme, Dutch School for Public Administration
  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University

Dr. Oskar J. Gstrein, LLM, MA

  • Assistant Professor in Governance and Innovation
  • Member Data Research Centre – Campus Fryslân
  • External Lecturer Europa-Institut, Saarland University
  • Research Fellow, Institute for Technology and Society, Rio de Janeiro

Dr. Indira van der Zande

  • Programme Director University College Fryslân
  • Research Ethics Committee member Isala hospital (Zwolle) University College Fryslân Representative at the University College Academics Network of the Netherlands (UCANN)
  • Expert for Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education