This is from the University’s webpage (www.rug.nl/corporate/index?lang=en):
Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the world. The University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as one of the leading research universities in Europe. It has a large international network and an excellent reputation for academic teaching with a modern, student-oriented approach. Located in the north of the Netherlands, Groningen is an ideal, safe student city with a flourishing student life and many social and cultural activities. International students have rated the University of Groningen as the most welcoming university in the Netherlands.