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Products, technology and human actions impact the natural world. Research into these effects and how we should adapt is essential in sustaining a habitable planet.

News about sustainability research

Elephant crossing a wild animal corridor in Africa

How elephants adapt to human development in cities versus farm life

The movement of elephants through wildlife corridors is directly impacted by differing forms of human pressures and development, new research by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) and Radboud University shows.

ERC Advanced Grant for research on ultrafast and energy efficient data storage

Alexey Kimel, Professor in Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Correlated Materials of Radboud University has been awarded an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) to develop new technologic concepts for ultrafast, low dissipative data storage.


Grassland bird food supply could be under threat from pesticides

Researchers have found 129 different pesticides on 23 cattle farms in Gelderland that likely have a negative impact on grassland birds.


Researchers from various faculties and research institutes are working on interdisciplinary projects relating to Sustainability.

  • Prof. Coninck, H.C. de (Heleen)
  • Prof. Davidson, M.D. (Marc)
  • Dr Drenthen, M.A.M. (Martin)
  • Dr Mentink, J.H. (Johan)
  • Dr Schipper, A.M. (Aafke)
  • Prof. Huijbregts, M.A.J. (Mark)
  • Prof. Kroon, J.C.J.M. de (Hans)
  • Dr Kosten, S. (Sarian)
  • Meurs, B.R. van (Boris)
  • Dr Frins, R.H.W. (Ralph)
  • Dr Hense, E.H. (Elisabeth)
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  • Groene parochie with allotment in Nijmegen

    Green Parishes and Monasteries in the Netherlands

    Parishes and monasteries are also following the social trend of sustainability. The Green Parishes in the Netherlands research project aims to examine and analyse the Catholic Netherlands’ approach to environmental friendliness and sustainability.

  • The Ooijpolder

    Living Lab Ooijpolder

    In recent years, scientists have experimented with innovative forms of biodiversity restoration in the Ooijpolder in Gelderland. The Living Lab looks at how the existing pilot schemes and initiatives have improved biodiversity in this region.

  • Een meting van medicijnresten in het Nijmeegse riool in 2019.

    Prioritisation and Risk Evaluation of Medicines in the EnviRonment (PREMIER)

    Pharmaceutical residue can cause environmental damage. Much of the medicines that we use are released into the sewer via excretion. That is why a European research consortium is developing a system that analyses the environmental risks of medicines.

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