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ResearchSocietal themes

Societal themes

Research within the University of Groningen concentrates on three main focus areas– Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society. With these themes the University is looking to bridge the gap between science and society. The research not only has immediate social relevance – researchers at the University also cooperate on a large scale with partners from business, public organizations and the government, within and outside the region.

The research priorities are also focused on the future – the challenges and opportunities of a sustainable society in the areas of health, the environment, technological developments and energy are top of the University’s research agenda.


PhD student develops doubly sustainable alternative to polyester

Martijn Beljaars of the University of Groningen has developed a people-friendly sustainable alternative to polyester resin for his PhD research. It is made of biochemicals, so the final product is green. It is also 100% recyclable, without losing any of its positive characteristics – unlike polyester.

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