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dr. J.A.A. Swart

Associate professor Science & Society Studies
dr. J.A.A. Swart
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j.a.a.swart rug.nl

Project leader “Sharing knowledge and management approaches in coastal zones. The case of the Wadden Sea.” This project is funded by the NWO (program:  “National Program Sea and Coastal Research. Sub program “Changing Carrying Capacity: Policy Directed Research). The project consist of a PhD and a postdoc subproject (postdoc project has been finished). The project will end in 2016.

Project leader “Participative approaches in the combat against desertification in China. Learning from international examples and insights. In June 2014 an international workshop was organized. At this moment we are elaborating a report and preparing a special section in a international scientific journal with workshop contributions . The project is funded by the Ford Foundation China and will probably end in 2016.

Project leader “Addressing social challenges of biotechnology in Africa. Towards balanced innovation.” This is a consortium with 6 partners from 5 countries: South Africa, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Belgium and the Netherlands. The project is funded by the ERAfrica program (7th Framework Program 2010-2014: http://erafrica.eu) will last until 2018. The Dutch part of the project is a NWO-WOTRO project and consists of a PhD and a postdoc project. The project is an initiative of the working group Science, Technology and Innovation Network Groningen for Sustainability (STINGS, http://www.rug.nl/alumni/steun-de-rug/ubbo-emmius-fonds/projecten-activiteiten/projects/sustainable-society/science_-technology-and-innovation-network-groningen-for-sustainability) More information on http://erafrica.webhosting.rug.nl/tiki-index.php

Co-applicant and subproject leader “Responsible innovation in Dutch potato breeding”. This is a NWO funded project, program Societal Responsible (Duts abbreviation: MVI). The project is a collaboration of the Rathenau Institute (the Hague) and the Centre for Crop Systems Analysis (Wageningen University). The project is co-supported  by the Solynta and Kramp Group as industrial partners.

Animal Ethical Aspects of Xenotransplantation. This is a small project on the use of animals for xenotransplantation purposes. The question focusses especially on ethical contents of biomedical technologies. The project is a follow-up of a lecture on this topic in September 2013 during a workshop at the University of Maastricht. A publication is currently prepared.

Co-supervisor in the project Food Security and Biotechnology in Africa (FSBA). This is a project that aims to develop master courses for African universities in the area of Biotechnology and Society. There is especially a focus on aspects as biosafety, food security and food sovereignty. He courses are developed by African partners (Kenya, Burkina Faso and Nigeria) and supervised by the University of Groningen. The project is funded by the European EDULINK II program. The project is an initiative of the working group Science, Technology and Innovation Network Groningen for Sustainability (STINGS: http://www.rug.nl/alumni/steun-de-rug/ubbo-emmius-fonds/projecten-activiteiten/projects/sustainable-society/science_-technology-and-innovation-network-groningen-for-sustainability.

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Science and Society (SSG)

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Associate professor
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5158.0248