Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Tue, 23 Apr 2024 16:03:47 +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!!! Call for Abstracts Closed 138758 Wed, 03 Jul 2024 09:00:00 +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 Getting to know Copernicus grant winners https://www.uu.nl/en/news/getting-to-know-copernicus-grant-winners Five Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development researchers were recently awarded impressive grants by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO). 138896 Thu, 21 Mar 2024 11:40:00 +0100 Nieuws Tracing water flows with tritium will rapidly become impossible, research shows https://www.uu.nl/en/news/tracing-water-flows-with-tritium-will-rapidly-become-impossible-research-shows Because of declining concentrations of tritium the conventional way of studying underground flows of water is at risk of becoming useless. A group of researchers including scientists from Utrecht University worked out just how long the old tritium method will still be useful across the world. 138735 Mon, 18 Mar 2024 13:46:00 +0100 Nieuws From dusty archives to the cloud: A data Odyssey https://www.uu.nl/en/news/from-dusty-archives-to-the-cloud-a-data-odyssey Find out how Martin Wassen was able to recover a wealth of data from 40 years of work with the help of the Geo Data Team. 138551 Mon, 18 Mar 2024 10:00:00 +0100 Nieuws UU contributes to EEA briefing on delivering justice in sustainability transitions https://www.uu.nl/en/news/uu-contributes-to-eea-briefing-on-delivering-justice-in-sustainability-transitions A new briefing on justice in sustainability transitions has been published online by the European Environment Agency (EEA) using input from Utrecht University researchers. 138593 Wed, 13 Mar 2024 16:49:00 +0100 Nieuws Experimenting for sustainable land use: free exploration or limited view? https://www.uu.nl/en/news/experimenting-for-sustainable-land-use-free-exploration-or-limited-view Experimenting is an approach where radically alternative ideas can be tested and scaled up. But how transformative is it? 138577 Wed, 13 Mar 2024 14:29:00 +0100 Nieuws Hugo de Boer joins Delta Climate Center https://www.uu.nl/en/news/hugo-de-boer-joins-delta-climate-center The Delta Climate Center, established in 2023, investigates how we can create sustainable, climate-resilient and prosperous deltas. 138516 Wed, 13 Mar 2024 09:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Conference & Summit - Call for Abstracts https://www.uu.nl/en/news/conference-summit-call-for-abstracts Call for Abstracts: Conference & Summit - Land governance and the politics of fair transitions: Deepening the search for social justice IoS Fair Transitions Platform & LANDac 138201 Mon, 11 Mar 2024 23:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Thinking from the north https://www.uu.nl/en/opinie/thinking-from-the-north I just returned from a train trip up north with my partner and two-year-old daughter. Specifically, to Kiruna and Abisko in Sweden. Partly, I wanted to meet one of Europe’s peripheries and, in so doing, better understand its centres. Most of all, I hoped to engage with the Sami, the EU’s only recognised indigenous group. I was sorely disappointed. 138309 Thu, 07 Mar 2024 10:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Is the Amazon forest approaching a tipping point? https://www.uu.nl/en/news/is-the-amazon-forest-approaching-a-tipping-point By 2050, between 10-47% of the forest becomes vulnerable to potentially irreversible local ecological changes, new research shows. 138343 Wed, 06 Mar 2024 12:04:00 +0100 Nieuws Turning the classroom into a social movement? https://www.uu.nl/en/background/turning-the-classroom-into-a-social-movement Between November 2023 and January 2024, the Urban Futures Studio turned its’ annual Mixed Classroom into a fictive social movement. What can we learn from this experiment? 137887 Mon, 26 Feb 2024 10:00:00 +0100 Nieuws