Organisation RCSC

The Radboud Center for Sustainability Challenges started in July 2019, with the first phase running until December 2021. The RCSC is led by Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers (Professor Environmental Governance and Politics, Faculty of Management) and Ad Ragas (Associate Professor Environmental Science, Faculty or Science). A small group of Radboud University researchers and lecturers from all faculties and an external advisory board are the internal and external pillars of the RCSC. Furthermore, the RCSC is in close collaboration with Radboud Green Office , the Program Director Sustainability and the network for sustainable development (NDO) at Radboud University.

AC       photo_ad_ragas       photo_ingrid_visseren

Adam Calo                    Ad Ragas              Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers


We enhance the connection of inter- and transdisciplinary research on sustainability by bringing researchers together, in seminars, joint projects and research proposals. Also, we increase the impact of Radboud University's research to support the transformations and connections societies need to get to the SDGs' objectives. We can do this because we make an effort to know society's questions.


In terms of education, we make sure that each Radboud University graduate is aware of the concept of sustainability in relation to their field of study, and stimulates the offering of a wide range of courses and study programs relevant to sustainable development. We support in the development of courses related to sustainability aimed at interdisciplinary education, and in the development of education programs with sustainable development at their heart.

Core Team

The RCSC Core Team is composed of 15 scholars across the many disciplinary faculties on campus. Our current team engages with sustainability issues within their own disciplinary focus of environmental science, transformation studies, economics, ethics, global governance, law, politics, anthropology, sociology, business and finance.

Through monthly meetings, the core team meets to build together a common understanding of sustainability research, teaching and action, that demands cutting across the disciplines. The Core Team also serves as an advisory board to the RCSC activities and a hub for collaborative writing projects, grant scoping, and sustainability strategy. 
Interested to join our Core Team? 
Reach us to or

photo_ad_ragas_1 AC CI
Ad Ragas Adam Callo Cristina Inoue
Risk Assessment, Uncertainty, Chemicals, Modelling Agroecology, Food Systems Transformation, Land Reform Global Environmental Politics, Socio-Environmentalism

Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers Kristina Lauche

Barbara Muller

Biodiversity, Environmental Policy, Transformations

Sustainable Business practices, Organising for Change, Social Movements Communication, Human/Non-Human Interactions, Social Influence, Behavioral Sciences
Jeremiah Herberg Mark Davidson Marije Klomp
Public Sociology, Political Ecology, Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Conflicts Future generations, Justice, Sustainability, Climate Ethics, Environmental Policy, Animal Ethics Sustainability Programme, Education
Sjors Witjes William Elbers Mathijs van Leeuwen
Social Innovations, Corporate Sustainability Cultural Anthropology, Development Studies, Community Organisation Peacebuilding, Civil Society, Land Conflicts, Land Reform, Local Governance, State Building, Discourse, Development Policy, Interventions
Michael Boyden Rosalia Toth Seraina Grunewald
Environmental Humanities, Medical Humanities, Multilingualism in Literature, Conceptual History Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Participatory Action Research, Eco-Philosophy, International Relations Sustainable Finance, Central banking, Financial stability, Macroprudential policy

The Sustainability Dispatch


The Sustainability Dispatch is a new blog to communicate opinion, events, thought pieces, and relevant research on sustainability issues.

Do you want to contribute content to the blog? Send a message to

More information

Do you have questions about the Radboud Center for Sustainability Challenges, want to be involved, or stay informed of activities and developments?