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Roadshow #1 of the University of the North dedicated to soil vitality and sustainable and healthy nutrition

25 March 2024
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This year's first roadshow of the University of the North is on its way and is dedicated to soil vitality and its connection to sustainable and healthy nutrition. The roadshow will take place on 10 April 2024 at the beating heart of the biobased economy in Friesland, Biosintrum in Oosterwolde.

Soil vitality and sustainable and healthy nutrition are not only on top of the agenda of farmers, politicians, governments, companies in the food chain, and nature organizations, but also of educational and knowledge institutions. This is not surprising when you consider that a vital soil forms the basis for a safe and healthy society. A vital soil houses biodiversity, stores water, and contributes to a better climate by storing CO2. Moreover, a vital soil is crucial for growing varied and healthy food. So, it is high time for a roadshow about this subject.

The role of educational and knowledge institutions in the chain

In the roadshow 'From vital soil to healthy people' we take a journey from soil to the plate, and show you how we, as educational and knowledge institutions, in collaboration with our partners in the region, are committed to vital soil, sustainable food supply, and a healthy society.

Are you interested in attending the roadshow? If so, please register via this link !


  • 2.30 – 3 p.m.: Walk-in
  • 3 – 3.10 p.m.: Welcome address by programme manager of the University of the North, Nancy Huttenga
  • 3.10 – 3.40 p.m.: A vital soil as the basis for a healthy society by Emiel Elferink, lector of Sustainable Soil Management at Van Hall Larenstein
  • 3.40 – 4.10 p.m.: The protein transition and human health by Martina Sura, lector of Protein Transition at Van Hall Larenstein
  • 4.10 – 4.30 p.m.: Teaching for a healthy region, Alexandra Da Costa Rodrigues Alves and students of the brand new Master's degree programme in Sustainable and Healthy Nutrition at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences
  • 4.30 – 5.30 p.m.: Closing drinks


Ecomunitypark 5, 8431 SM Oosterwolde, Friesland

Biosintrum is the beating heart of the biobased economy, located on the inspiring ecological working landscape Ecocomunitypark. For directions, please click here.

About the University of the North

 The University of the North is an initiative by the UG, UMCG, Hanze UAS Groningen, NHL Stenden UAS, Van Hall Larenstein UAS, and vocational education institutions from the North. Through the University of the North, the knowledge institutions involved want to boost the transitions as formulated in the Knowledge Agenda and the wide prosperity in the Northern Netherlands. This is achieved through making smart use of each other’s facilities, multilevel teaching and research, and stimulating entrepreneurship.

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