University of Groningen


With over 250 staff members, the Center for Information Technology (CIT) innovates and manages IT support processes and facilities for more than 31,000 students and almost 6,000 staff members at the University of Groningen (UG). It is our mission to support teaching and research with innovative and reliable IT services.

The success story

The CIT is a national and European frontrunner in information technology. We maintain an innovative and robust IT infrastructure that includes the campus network, data centres, the High Performance Cluster, UG workstations, the UG website, all campus software and the help desk service. CIT focus areas include Big Data, sensitive data and digital assessment. We regularly collaborate with national and international partners such as the UMCG and ASTRON.

Did you know?

Recently, the CIT launched the Virtual Research Workspace. This advanced digital workspace, which has been developed in collaboration with the UMCG, offers researchers a safe environment in which to seek collaborations with researchers from their own organization as well as from other institutions worldwide. Its services, consisting of applications and data, are available 24/7. Researchers have full control over the data and the results, with a minimal risk of data leaks. In this environment, the safety of data is guaranteed; not even the loss or theft of a laptop will cause the release of data.

What makes UG awesome?

Are you & UG a match?

The UG produces ambitious researchers who carry out groundbreaking and socially relevant research. No wonder that we are one of the best research universities in Europe. The UG also provides top-quality teaching for 31,000 students. You can contribute by using your IT talents. We like to invest in our people. That is why we offer our staff members good career prospects, ample development and professionalization opportunities and attractive terms of employment.

  • The UG is among the best research universities in Europe
  • Great career prospects, ample opportunities for development
  • Short lines of communication: students, staff members and administrators can rapidly and easily get in touch. 

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