May 16, 2019
The kick-off event of the interfaculty Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI) takes place on Thursday 16 May 2019 from 14:30 - 18:00 PM.
ASI aims to provide an inclusive umbrella for all sustainability-related research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ASI seeks to build bridges among VU researchers and with the wider community to increase scientific and societal impact.
A snippet of the programme for the afternoon is as follows:
- Official opening ASI by the Director of SDG Charter Netherlands Maresa Oosterman and the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science Prof. Jacqueline Broerse.
- Keynote speech by Prof. Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam): “Healthy Planet, Healthy People: What can cross-disciplinary research contribute to achieving the SDGs?”
- ASI Director Prof. Philipp Pattberg in dialogue with ASI researchers about their plans to foster excellence and generate impact in terms of sustainability.
- Sustainability Impact Market (e.g. Green Office VU, energy cooperative Zuiderlicht).