The Population Research Centre (PRC) in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen is an internationally oriented demographic research and training institute. An international orientation is the dominant characteristic of the PRC. Research is conducted at the international level and PhD researchers and Master's students come to the PRC from all over the world. The University of Groningen is the only university in the Netherlands where students can obtain a Master's in Population Studies. The PRC research focuses on four themes - Reproductive Health and Culture; HIV/AIDS and Gender; Mortality, Health and Health Seeking Behaviour; and Population, Economy and Space.