On 27 September 2017, the first 'Innovatie Award' will be awarded by 'The Technology of the Netherlands' of UNETO-VNI. The Energy Academy Europe at the Zernike Campus Groningen is one of ten nominees, which the University is very proud of.
Innovative and sustainable building
In the most sustainable educational building of the Netherlands, a special combination of energy-saving and energy-providing solutions has been implemented. A solar chimney combined with an underground labyrinth supplies natural ventilation. Together with the innovative heat pump (Carrier Aquaforce 30XW) and concrete core activation, this contributes to a comfortable indoor climate. The 1,600 solar panels on the roof are arranged in a special triangular setup around the windowns in the roof that allow daylight to reach far into the building. The sustainable measures together have ensured that this building has been awarded a BREAAM 'Outstanding' certificate.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded three Vici grants, worth €1.5 million each, to three UG researchers. Prof. J.W Romeijn, Prof. S. Hoekstra, Prof. K.I. Caputi can use this money to develop an innovative line of research and to set up...
Reaching out to sustainable business owners is what Gjalt de Jong is all about. He sees the University as a director of innovation. An independent arbiter who can expedite the shift to a circular economy. To this end, he first needed to change...
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