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Sustainable Society

Sustainable Society is one of the three main focus areas of the University of Groningen. We are a network organization and focus on societal challenges. We want to contribute to sustainable development of communities and societies at large, both regionally and globally. We connect different parties within and outside the university of Groningen and stimulate knowledge creation and dissemination.  

A Sustainable Society is build on four essential pillars:
(a) economic prosperity
(b) social inclusion, cohesion and justice
(c) environmental sustainability realized by
(d) good governance by major social actors, including governments and business.  

Sustainable Stories

  • 20 June 2019

    Integration is a two-way street: A training that prepares employers to hire refugees

    A special day, Monday 3 June 2019. For 1.5 years we have been working on developing a training to prepare Dutch employers to hire and work with newcomers: ‘Dealing with cultural diversity, training for realistic tolerance at the workplace’. Now we were...
  • 29 May 2019

    Rookvrije initiatieven: Sluit mensen niet buiten

    Wereldwijd overlijden jaarlijks veel mensen aan de gevolgen van roken, zowel rokers als niet rokers. Ook in Nederland is roken nog steeds de grootste oorzaak van ziekte en sterfte. De 'Wereld Niet Rokendag' is daarom een goed initiatief voor een duurzame samenleving...

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