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Sustainability in research

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

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“Sustainability deserves a permanent place in the medical curriculum”

Given the close relationship between environment and health, sustainability deserves much more attention in Nijmegen's medical curriculum. That is the belief of the students behind the Green Health Week at the Medicine Faculty.

Plantdag Radboud Universiteit

How a new healing art object appeared in the campus woods

1 November: Ten students and employees are gathered in the woods near the University Chaplaincy. Three circles have been cut out in the woods, ready to undergo a metamorphosis, with the planting of a special selection of bulbs and ferns.

Kunstproject Blikken op de toekomst

In search of new dreams for a sustainable campus

‘Canned dreams for the future’. Under this heading, back in 2008, Radboud University students and staff filled 12 cans with their dreams. The cans were intended as a gift for the University's centenary in 2023. This year, we are opening the cans.


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

Prof. I.J. Visseren-Hamakers (Ingrid)
Dr A.M. Schipper (Aafke)
Prof. M.D. Davidson (Marc)
Prof. M.A.J. Huijbregts (Mark)
Prof. J.C.J.M. de Kroon (Hans)
Prof. S. Kosten (Sarian)
B.R. van Meurs (Boris)
Dr S.W. Haarbosch (Simone)
Prof. S.V. Meijerink (Sander)
Dr B.C.N. Müller (Barbara)
Dr K.M. van Teijlingen (Karolien)
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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.

Living Lab 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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