Highlights description

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, an area which is a frontrunner in the energy transition. 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.

As the region of Groningen is at the forefront of the energy transition, one of the University’s main research priorities is the energy transition.

The Groningen team in Inter-oPEn is part of the Faculty of Law (, an ambitious top-ranking faculty of law with both high-quality education and research, with a strong international orientation. The Faculty hosts several research groups, and for this project, two groups are involved:

The other PhD student will be integrated in the department of Transboundary Legal Studies. This department is home to two research groups on technology law: the Security, Technology & e-Privacy Research Group (STeP) and the IT law Group. These groups bring together a broad interdisciplinary team of researchers looking at digital transitions including in the energy field.
This PhD student will work closely with researchers in intellectual property issues.