The world faces major challenges, including climate change, environmental degradation, poverty, and inequality. Progress in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is lagging behind and 2030 targets are unlikely to be met. New findings in sustainability research indicate the importance of adopting longer-term timeframes and pathways to ensure that the necessary pre-conditions are in place for sustainability beyond the current 2030 Agenda.
The faculty congratulates Cherelle de Leeuw on receiving the Study Award 2022. The Study Award is an annual prize for students who have written a thesis of exceptional quality. The theses are written in the previous academic year. The Study Awards were presented during the Opening Academic Year on 5 September 2022. Cherelle de Leeuw won the prize for her thesis called: ‘The Hold Digital Platforms Have On Us. On freedom of expression & the libertarian case for state intervention.’
An international consortium receives funding from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to research how the acceleration of the transition to animal-free safety assessment can be governed. The consortium will be headed by Prof Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers.
Prof. dr. Yvonne Benschop is involved in the consortium that will work on the 'Centre of Excellence on inclusive gender equality in Research & Innovation' in the European Union for the upcoming four years.
The Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Fund awarded two projects of researchers of Nijmegen School of Management. With funding up to £20.000, the Radboud-Glasgow Collaboration Fund supports research, teaching or short staff mobility projects. The two research projects awarded this year, share the theme of sustainability and are internationally engaged, because of their strategic partnership with the University of Glasgow. The Faculty Board congratulates Adam J. Calo, Andrea Herrmann and Hans Lekkerkerk with their awarded funds.
The transition to a sustainable society involves considerable challenges for the Dutch chemical industry. Large price reductions and safety considerations currently determine the industrial landscape. However, a roadmap to lead the industry through the sustainability transition, maintaining economic viability and, in any case, the existing safety level, does not exist. Why? There is no suitable technology yet.That is why Prof. Dr. Ira Helsloot is examining and developing a Safe-By-Design approach for chemical products and processes in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, Maastricht University, and TU Delft. Ira Helsloot has received an NWA Grant for this.
In the new book “Transforming Biodiversity Governance” Ingrid examines these questions together with Marcel Kok (program leader of international biodiversity policy, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency).