Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Mon, 27 May 2024 19:00:47 +0200 Wed, 03 Jul 2024 09:00:00 +0200 Registration Open Now! – Conference & Summit 2024 – Call for Abstracts Closed https://www.uu.nl/en/news/registration-open-now-conference-summit-2024-call-for-abstracts-closed IoS Fair Transitions Platform & LANDac, Conference & Summit 2024: registration open now 138758 Wed, 03 Jul 2024 09:00:00 +0200 Nieuws First findings on the decomposition of organic material in the deep sea https://www.uu.nl/en/news/first-findings-on-the-decomposition-of-organic-material-in-the-deep-sea Many processes in the deep sea are not yet well understood, and the role of microbial communities in particular is often a big unknown. 140821 Mon, 27 May 2024 09:56:00 +0200 Nieuws 30 million euros for research into climate change feedbacks https://www.uu.nl/en/news/30-million-euros-for-research-into-climate-change-feedbacks The next step in climate change research thanks to NWO Summit grant: climate feedbacks and their interference with present-day climate change 140755 Fri, 24 May 2024 06:00:00 +0200 Nieuws The global clean water crisis looms large https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-global-clean-water-crisis-looms-large Water scarcity will intensify with climate and socioeconomic change, disproportionately impacting populations located in the Global South. 140671 Thu, 23 May 2024 11:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Seaweed forests are an overlooked component of oceanic carbon storage https://www.uu.nl/en/news/seaweed-forests-are-an-overlooked-component-of-oceanic-carbon-storage The world’s seaweed forests transport 56 million tonnes of carbon (between 10 to 170 million tonnes) to deep ocean sinks each year. 140715 Wed, 22 May 2024 10:29:00 +0200 Nieuws Summers warm more than winters, fossil shells reveal https://www.uu.nl/en/news/summers-warm-more-than-winters-fossil-shells-reveal With this knowledge we can better map the consequences of current global warming in the North Sea area. 140480 Wed, 15 May 2024 20:00:00 +0200 Nieuws The Contesting Governance Platform statement on police violence against protesting students https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-contesting-governance-platform-statement-on-police-violence-against-protesting-students The Contesting Governance Platform statement on police violence against protesting students 140530 Wed, 15 May 2024 18:00:00 +0200 Nieuws ‘The HYDE-portal makes the history of land use both accessible and visible’ https://www.uu.nl/en/news/the-hyde-portal-makes-the-history-of-land-use-both-accessible-and-visible [Interview] Kees Klein Goldewijk about the HYDE database and the benefits of the FAIR Research IT Innovation Fund for his project. 140403 Wed, 08 May 2024 11:39:00 +0200 Nieuws Call for Seed Money Proposals Spring 2024 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/call-for-seed-money-proposals-spring-2024 Call for seed money proposals Migration and Societal Change, Spring 2024 138490 Wed, 08 May 2024 00:00:00 +0200 Nieuws rawpexel.com / unsplash.com Eelco Rohling appointed Professor of Ocean and Climate Change https://www.uu.nl/en/news/eelco-rohling-appointed-professor-of-ocean-and-climate-change Eelco Rohling has been appointed Professor of Ocean and Climate Change at the department of Earth Sciences Faculty at the faculty Geosciences as of 15 April 2024. 140372 Tue, 07 May 2024 14:59:00 +0200 Nieuws Imagined futures and real change: an interview with Joost Vervoort https://www.uu.nl/en/background/imagined-futures-and-real-change-an-interview-with-joost-vervoort We sit down with Joost Vervoort, Associate Professor of Transformative Imagination at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development and lecturer on the Sustainable Development programme to get to know him and his teaching philosophy. 140331 Mon, 06 May 2024 11:28:00 +0200 Nieuws To ‘bend the curve’ of biodiversity loss, nature recovery must be integrated across all sectors https://www.uu.nl/en/news/to-bend-the-curve-of-biodiversity-loss-nature-recovery-must-be-integrated-across-all-sectors Until now, biodiversity mainstreaming has been largely ineffective due to non-binding commitments, vaguely formulated targets, “add-on” biodiversity initiatives, and too few resources. 140258 Thu, 02 May 2024 12:49:00 +0200 Nieuws Climate change and mercury pollution stressed plants for millions of years https://www.uu.nl/en/news/climate-change-and-mercury-pollution-stressed-plants-for-millions-of-years New compelling evidence for the combined effects of global warming and widespread mercury pollution that continued to stress plants long after volcanic activity had ceased 201 million years ago. 140182 Tue, 30 Apr 2024 15:15:00 +0200 Nieuws Mysterious metaphors of “art–science” https://www.uu.nl/en/opinion/mysterious-metaphors-of-art-science Art-science collaborations are on the rise everywhere. Yet, what these relations constitute in practice is less clear. The very term “art-science” is itself limiting. Many collaborations seek to go beyond this simple binary, exploring the potential that exists at the intersection of artistic and research practices. 140149 Tue, 30 Apr 2024 13:00:00 +0200 Nieuws 'Paris-Aligned' corporate emissions targets create unlevel playing field https://www.uu.nl/en/news/paris-aligned-corporate-emissions-targets-create-unlevel-playing-field With increasing pressure from consumers and regulators, corporations worldwide increasingly seek to certify their targets and activities as 'Paris-aligned'. However, recent research led by Utrecht University unveils flaws lurking behind claims of 'Paris-alignment'. 140009 Thu, 25 Apr 2024 20:00:00 +0200 Nieuws New study identifies global water scarcity hotspots and reasons for their existence https://www.uu.nl/en/news/new-study-identifies-global-water-scarcity-hotspots-and-reasons-for-their-existence The findings could help those working in water management with finding sustainable solutions to the pressing global challenges of water scarcity hotspots. 139842 Thu, 25 Apr 2024 14:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Sustainable Belonging in a Migratory World https://www.uu.nl/en/opinion/sustainable-belonging-in-a-migratory-world From most people’s gut perspective, belonging is rooted in a kind of from-ness. Like a tree, you are rooted in a place. Though it’s not easily admitted in liberal society, one’s rootedness is usually detected by skin colour and facial features. Even amongst the most welcoming of insiders, there is an unspoken assumption that those here first get to decide how things ought to be. On a secondary level, cultural behaviour confers belonging. “Okay, their grandparents aren’t from here, but at least they get our way of life.”​​​​​​​ But what is this “our” anyway?​​​​​​​ 139954 Thu, 25 Apr 2024 10:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Good news for deltas: increase in sediment since 2000 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/good-news-for-deltas-increase-in-sediment-since-2000 New Utrecht University research shows an increase in the amount of sediment in deltas since 2000: good news for coastal protection. 140022 Thu, 25 Apr 2024 09:01:00 +0200 Nieuws Two PhD Candidates to Montpellier for a unique learning journey https://www.uu.nl/en/news/two-phd-candidates-to-montpellier-for-a-unique-learning-journey Two PhD Candidates from Utrecht University, Clara Colonna (Agri-food Law) and Sara Ramezani (Urban Planning), embarked on a unique learning journey in Montpellier, south France. 139572 Mon, 22 Apr 2024 10:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Optimal groundwater pumping strategies that include surface water https://www.uu.nl/en/news/optimal-groundwater-pumping-strategies-that-include-surface-water What economically optimal groundwater pumping strategies also account for the interaction between groundwater and surface water? 139796 Thu, 18 Apr 2024 13:22:00 +0200 Nieuws