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For a lively debate, it is important to get a glimpse into what other members of our network are doing. To stimulate this sharing of knowledge, Sustainable Society showcases short stories written by academics at the UG about the societal challenges that they are working on. For that reason, we run a blog series that presents such questions as: could birth control solve the climate problem? How could employers better integrate refugees into their workforce? And what makes you happy at work? In our blog series, you can read the latest commentary by our UG colleagues on the societal questions that humanity is facing, or on the latest developments in the news.

Bookreview: Democracy and Governance – Authors: Iversen and Soskice

Playing Games of Right and Wrong about Capitalism

Datum:20 januari 2020
Bookreview: Democracy and Governance – Authors: Iversen and Soskice
The cause marketing and charity donation workshop in Groningen.

Seven top tips for marketers and fundraisers to encourage non-profit donations

Datum:03 december 2019

What is the most effective way that charities and companies can work together to encourage donations to non-profit organizations? A group of scholars and fundraising practitioners gathered in Groningen to consider this question at a cause marketing and charity...

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: Does foreign aid work?

Datum:22 november 2019

Microcredit was a major buzzword in the world of development aid in recent years, being breathlessly praised as a breakthrough panacea. But in the latest episode of podcast Econ 050, Professor Robert Lensink of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University...

Marc & Liesbeth

Gemeente en RUG werken samen aan nieuwe vormen van democratie in Groningen

Datum:09 september 2019

Liesbeth van de Wetering, werkzaam bij de Concernstaf van de Gemeente Groningen en Marc Pauly, filosoof aan de Rijksuniversiteit van Groningen (RUG) zijn betrokken bij experimenten met nieuwe vormen van democratie in Groningen. Uitgangspunt hierbij is dat burgers...

Joop de Beer

Geboorteperking lost het klimaatprobleem niet op

Datum:10 juli 2019

De groei van de wereldbevolking baart veel beleidsmakers zorgen. Denk aan uitdagingen als de klimaatverandering en de voedselvoorziening. In 2015 telde de wereldbevolking 7,4 miljard mensen. Volgens de laatste verwachting van de Verenigde Naties (VN) op 17...

Dr. Nina Hansen

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

Datum:20 juni 2019
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 invited to present and discuss our research project to the Minster of Education, Science and Culture: Ingrid van Engelshoven in The Hague.
Susanne Täuber

Rookvrije initiatieven: Sluit mensen niet buiten

Datum:29 mei 2019

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...

Peter van der Meer

Happiness at work: stimulate autonomy and learning possibilities

Datum:20 maart 2019

Researchers pay much attention to what makes us happy nowadays. Dr. Peter van der Meer, Assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business focusses on the importance of happiness in a working environment. Interested in how work influences your happiness?...

Linda Steg

Klimaatverandering: aandacht voor de dingen die we al goed doen

Datum:11 maart 2019

Linda Steg, hoogleraar Omgevingspsychologie aan de Rijksuniversiteit van Groningen, vertelt over motivaties om klimaatverandering tegen te gaan:

Eva Maersk recieving the Impact Award

Impact award 2018: Research communication about young regional stayers

Datum:12 februari 2019

In recent years Europe has seen an increase in research grants which requires societal impact and research communication in the applications for funding. The ACCOMPLISSH-project under Sustainable Society at University of Groningen has been the number one place...

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