The University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen – RUG) is one of the oldest universities in The Netherlands as well as one of the largest in the country. Research within the University of Groningen concentrates on three main focus areas – Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society.

KVI-CART is one of the research institutes at the UG that houses a superconducting cyclotron, AGOR. The mission of KVI-CART is to perform basic research on subatomic and astroparticle physics and application-driven research on accelerator physics and physics in medicine. Through the development of state-of-the-art detection techniques, KVI-CART fosters the cross-fertilization between basic and application-driven research. One of the research themes of this institute is concentrated towards the field of nuclear and hadron physics.