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ESRIG - Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen

Based on the vision that abundant and cheap supply of energy is one of the most positive things that ever happened to humanity, and that the continuation (and extension) of this supply is crucial and at the same time threatened, ESRIG has formulated its mission: "Contribute to the global energy supply in the coming century, for more people, and in a more sustainable way".

Translated into practice this implies performing excellent energy and sustainability research, both fundamental, applied, and reflective. The institute's character is balanced, with research varying from experimental (laboratory and field experiments) to model studies and research into societal interaction with scientific knowledge. ESRIG is also responsible for teaching the MSc programme Energy and Environmental Research.