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John Hoeks

I am a professor of Communication and Information Sciences and on behalf of scientific and support staff I want to critically examine university policy, and be part of drawing up new policies.

In my opinion, the UG must become a leader in the field of sustainability, meaning the drastic reduction of the impact we as humans have on fellow human beings, animals and the environment. Sustainability, and the aspect of climate change in particular, must become an important part of education, research, management, and policy.

We are not there yet. Although there are several positive development, the scales are still tipped thet wrong way; the students of Democratic Academy Groningen (DAG) are right in making noise about the ties between the UG and the fossil industries.

These are my priorities:

  • Right of consent for staff in faculty and university policies
  • Sustainability visible in education, research, management and university policy
  • More academic community by stimulating and organizing open discussion
John Hoeks
John Hoeks
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