Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Sun, 26 May 2024 04:27:47 +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 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 What if students would design their own education? https://www.uu.nl/en/opinion/what-if-students-would-design-their-own-education Perhaps it requires a radically different approach to education to empower students to become ‘agents of change’? Blog by Lisette van Beek 140644 Tue, 21 May 2024 09:00:00 +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 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 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 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 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 What if the university would empower indigenous communities? https://www.uu.nl/en/opinion/what-if-the-university-would-empower-indigenous-communities How could the university move from recognizing, to revitalizing indigenous knowledge and culture? Blog by Lisette van Beek 139822 Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:05:00 +0200 Nieuws Seed Funding Round for Researchers after Attending a 1-Day Pressure Cooker Session at 29 May https://www.uu.nl/en/news/seed-funding-round-for-researchers-after-attending-a-1-day-pressure-cooker-session-at-29-may The Institute for a Circular Society (i4CS) is excited to introduce a new round of seed funding for researchers at TU/e, WUR, UU or UMCU who are passionate about advancing circular solutions through inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration and innovative research. This seed funding is a co-production between i4CS’s new theme Urban-Rural circularity (URC) and the province and city of Utrecht. 139710 Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:31:00 +0200 Nieuws FSC-certification of tropical forests proves beneficial for gorillas and elephants https://www.uu.nl/en/news/fsc-certification-of-tropical-forests-proves-beneficial-for-gorillas-and-elephants A study by biologist Joeri Zwerts and colleagues reveals the effectiveness of wildlife conservation measures in FSC-certified forests. 139533 Wed, 10 Apr 2024 17:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Empowering grassroots agriculture: tools for food system transformation https://www.uu.nl/en/news/empowering-grassroots-agriculture-tools-for-food-system-transformation For five years (2019-2024), the UNMAKING project researched whether and how agrifood grassroots initiatives such as community supported agriculture unmake environmentally disruptive institutions and practices that are deeply ingrained in capitalist societies 139466 Mon, 08 Apr 2024 15:06:00 +0200 Nieuws NWO funds research on just transitions in the nexus of mobility, energy and housing https://www.uu.nl/en/news/nwo-funds-research-on-just-transitions-in-the-nexus-of-mobility-energy-and-housing Through the "Mobility in a Sustainable Future" program, NWO has committed funding for a four-year project exploring how challenges in mobility, energy and housing can be addressed together. 139335 Thu, 04 Apr 2024 11:41:00 +0200 Nieuws NWO funds research on responsible scaling of digital innovation for enhancing mental healthcare https://www.uu.nl/en/news/nwo-funds-research-on-responsible-scaling-of-digital-innovation-for-enhancing-mental-healthcare NWO has committed funding for a five-year research project on one of the most complex challenges of our time: scaling digital innovation in a responsible way. 139331 Thu, 04 Apr 2024 11:28:00 +0200 Nieuws Around the future in eighty worlds https://www.uu.nl/en/opinion/around-the-future-in-eighty-worlds Throughout history, people have tried to give shape to the future. This piece offers no comprehensive tour of this history. Yet it does share some glimpses of how we might see the future in different ways, or rather different worlds. Here we begin our journey around the future in eighty worlds, even if we visit just a few for now… 139166 Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Call for abstracts: Tropical Horizons 2024 https://www.uu.nl/en/news/call-for-abstracts-tropical-horizons-2024 Call for abstracts of papers and posters for the Tropical Horizons Conference 2024. 139150 Mon, 25 Mar 2024 16:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Making knowledge inclusive? Improving how we do research with Indigenous and local communities https://www.uu.nl/en/news/making-knowledge-inclusive-improving-how-we-do-research-with-indigenous-and-local-communities Roxana Roos, senior researcher at Utrecht University’s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, set out to discover what the most important barriers to the participation of local and indigenous communities are. 139016 Mon, 25 Mar 2024 15:44:00 +0100 Nieuws Nine ways to reflect on how art can contribute to sustainability transformations https://www.uu.nl/en/news/nine-ways-to-reflect-on-how-art-can-contribute-to-sustainability-transformations An international team of researchers have created 9 dimensions for evaluating how art and creative practice can contribute to sustainability transformations. 139010 Mon, 25 Mar 2024 14:47:00 +0100 Nieuws