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The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

The TERI European Head Office has been established by TERI in conjunction with Utrecht University, the Province of Utrecht and the City of Utrecht. The objective of the Office is to foster the exchange of scientific knowledge in the area of sustained development and energy. This objective is to be achieved through the promotion of scientific research and the development of networks, platforms and intermediary activities between European and Asian companies and institutions for the purpose of innovation and product development.

Opening ceremony 5 October 2011

Opening TERI
H.R.H. Princess Máxima and Rajendra Pachauri, TERI's CEO worldwide, opened TERI's European headquarters in Utrecht. (photo: Wieke Eefting)

On the occasion of the opening ceremony, Utrecht University hosted a symposium entitled: ‘Inclusive Finance, Business and Knowledge Development: towards a Sustainable Future’. 

Speech Princess Máxima, Chair of the Curatorium, Prince Claus Chair
Speech Yvonne van Rooy
, President of the Executive Board, Utrecht University
Speech Bert van der Zwaan, Rector Magnificus, Utrecht University

Television report RTV Utrecht
Article DUB 'TERI biedt UU kansen in India' (in Dutch only)

Video on behalf of the opening of TERI's European headquarters

Inclusive Finance and H.R.H. Princess Máxima of the Netherlands

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has appointed H.R.H. Princess Máxima of the Netherlands as his Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.
Princess Máxima is also Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. Financial inclusion is defined as universal access, at a reasonable cost, to a wide range of financial services provided by a variety of sound and sustainable institutions. Financial inclusion helps people,
especially entrepreneurs, achieve what is most important to them. It aims to reduce poverty but also to accelerate progress towards other social and economic goals.

The Prince Claus Chair

The Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity was established in early 2003 by Utrecht University and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in honour of HRH Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926–2002). The
establishment of the Chair attests to the deep respect and appreciation the academic communities of Utrecht University and ISS have for Prince Claus as a person, for his work and for his commitment to and authority in the field of development and equity throughout the world. HRH Princess Máxima of
the Netherlands serves as the Chair of the Curatorium.

For more information, please contact:

Utrecht University
Kabinetszaken / Protocol Office
Mrs. J.E. (Joanne) Proctor
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Tel. 030-2533611