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Research Integrated Research on Energy, Environment and Society | IREES Future Planet Innovation (FPI)


Open for all students

The minor Future Planet Innovation is open for students from all faculties of the University of Groningen. Also students from outside Groningen including students from outside the Netherlands, are welcome! It does not matter whether you follow a major in economics or international business, physics or philosophy, history or biology. Actually, we prefer a diversity of backgrounds, since sustainability issues are highly complex and solutions can only thrive with extensive collaboration. You will therefore also learn how to integrate the topic of sustainability within your own disciplinary background.

The minor is a complete program, that perfectly fits in each curriculum. This means that the education is tailor-made for a broad audience. The level of ambition of this minor is quite high. This requires your dedication; we expect you to be present at the lectures and contribute actively to the (group-) assignments.


You can register on Progress; follow the thread RUG > minoren > Science and Engineering > Future Planet Innovation. You have to sign up for each course separately within the two semesters.

NOTE: To be able to join the course Global Integration, you have to enroll in Global Challenges as well. Also, you can only enroll in the course Sustainable Contributions to Society if you also enroll in the two courses of semester 1A. Please register in time; only 50 students can participate.

Do you follow your major at another university? No problem! You can contact the Student Information and Administration for more information on the enrollment procedure.

Further Information

General information can be found at the minor-website of the University of Groningen. Specific course descriptions and learning outcomes can be found on Ocasys.

Scientists and lecturers from all faculties contribute to this minor, coordinated by the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Feel free to contact us at fpi .

Last modified:31 May 2023 3.29 p.m.