Recently 4 high school students, Nikki Louwerse, Yza de Ridder, Katja Schmahl and Stef Siekman of the GSG Leo Vroman in Gouda were announced as winners of the IMAGINE School Competition 2015-2016.
The Imagine Life Sciences Foundation annually organizes the Imagine schools' competition with the purpose to link research, education and developing countries. In the competition, a scientist is linked to students. Prof . Dr. Marc van der Maarel from the
Aquatic Biotechnology and Bioproduct Engineering-group of ENTEG
, challenged the scholars to translate Western technology in the field of life sciences to developing countries - Ethiopia. The scholars won with their report "Wall-Nut; the solution in a nutshell." Their idea was to use the Jatropha plant to prevent erosion and to simultaneously produce biofuel and soap in Ethiopia. The students won a trip to the country where the project will be launched.
For more information:
More information on the project:
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...
The UG website uses functional and anonymous analytics cookies. Please answer the question of whether or not you want to accept other cookies (such as tracking cookies).
If no choice is made, only basic cookies will be stored. More information