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How do we keep Big Tech in check?
Posted on:05 December 2023

That was the key question during the second Digital Participation Symposium at the House of Connections on 27 November. In break-out sessions, participants explored possible solutions , with an early consensus about the crucial need to prioritize 'the middle’ and stricter regulations.

KHMW Proefschriftprijs Interdisciplinariteit 2024: inschrijving geopend
Posted on:16 November 2023

U kunt vanaf heden voordrachten indienen voor de KHMW Proefschriftprijs Interdisciplinariteit 2024, ter bekroning van onderzoek met een bijzonder interdisciplinair karakter.

Ten grants for interdisciplinary PhD research at UG Schools
Posted on:15 November 2023

The Ubbo Emmius Fund (UEF) has awarded 10 grants to RUG Schools research projects from the M20 Promotion Program. This will appoint 10 PhD students who want to develop as interdisciplinary researchers.

Winnaars Wubbo Ockels Innovatieprijs 2023 bekend
Posted on:06 November 2023

Arctic Reflections, SpeedDryer, Rechten voor de Natuur & The GAIA winnen de Wubbo Ockels Innovatieprijs 2023. De innovatieprijs stimuleert talent om duurzame impact te maken op onze planeet. De jury koos met deze winnaars voor zeer uiteenlopende innovaties. Rechten voor de rivieren, bomen en bergen. In gesprek met de oceanen via Artificial Intelligence. Het ijs op de noordpool weer aan laten groeien. En een duurzame droger als oplossing voor de oude energieslurper.

Bridging the Science, Policy and Practice Gap: GCA Climate Adaptation Changemakers School in Action
Posted on:04 November 2023

The Climate Adaptation Changemakers School concluded today after five days of capacity building and knowledge exchange among professionals in Groningen.

ENLIGHT courses for students on Climate Adaptation and Environmental Problems
Posted on:25 October 2023

The European University alliance ENLIGHT offers courses from different focus areas, to empower learners, teachers and researchers to deal with complex sustainability issues. In the domain Climate Change, there are two interesting courses for which students from ENLIGHT partner universities can apply now.

Top Dutch Solar Racing: 'The racing is fun, but it's ultimately about innovation'
Posted on:23 October 2023

Top Dutch Solar Racing is competing this week in the World Solar Challenge, the world championship for solar powered cars in Australia. Despite a setback in preparation, the team is well on course with a seventh place.

Wind meets Gas Symposium: ‘We have a good ecosystem, but the focus could be better'
Posted on:17 October 2023

How do we create a successful ecosystem for energy startups in the North? This question was at the centre of a session last Friday at the House of Connections, organised by the Wubbo Ockels School for Energy and Climate, as part of the seventh edition of the international symposium 'Wind meets Gas'.

Internationale partijen verbinden zich aan waterstofplannen Noord-Nederland
Posted on:13 October 2023

Vandaag, op de tweede dag van het energiesymposium Wind Meets Gas in Groningen ondertekenden Gasunie, ENGIE, Equinor, RWE en VoltH2 een intentieverklaring. Zij verbinden zich daarmee met hun investeringsplannen aan de realisatie van het waterstof-ecosysteem in Noord-Nederland.

NWO calls open : CETPartnership 2023 & Market regulation of the energy system in 2050
Posted on:10 October 2023

NWO launches two calls for making Dutch energy systems more sustainable.

Integrale waterstofscholing in Noord-Nederland baant nieuwe wegen in onderwijs
Posted on:09 October 2023

Met de toekenning door SNN van € 5 miljoen subsidie voor een 3-jarig ontwikkelprogramma voor waterstofscholing in Noord-Nederland slaan de regionale onderwijsinstellingen de handen ineen.

Looking back on the European Researchers' Night 2023
Posted on:03 October 2023

'Science sells', as it turned out during the sold-out science festival in Forum Groningen. Experiments, science shows, science battles, music, dance and a nice drink: the European Researchers' Night offered something for everyone with more than fifty programme components. A look back on a packed evening full of wonder.

Wubbo Ockels School will act as National Nominating Body for Frontiers Planet Prize
Posted on:29 September 2023

Wubbo Ockels School of Energy and Climate will act as a National Nominating Body, within Netherlands for the second edition of the Frontiers Planet Prize.

ERN 2023: Music as instrument for connection and a healthier brain
Posted on:25 September 2023

Music not only makes people happy or melancholic, it potentially also acts as a ‘cognitive vaccine’ and enhances recovery after surgery. During the Science Show of the European Researchers' Night, on September 29, researchers Marie-José van Tol and Krista de Wit will share their insights on these topics.

The opportunities of sustainable development
Posted on:21 September 2023

Changes regarding the reporting of sustainability are a constant in European legislation. As a result, we learn more and more about how companies deal with sustainability. But what exactly does sustainability entail and what are the consequences for Dutch companies? Endowed Professor Nancy Kamp-Roelands from the University of Groningen tells us all about it.

Summerschool Energy Challenge great success
Posted on:15 September 2023

The Wubbo Ockels School for Energy and Climate hosted the summer school “Energy Challenge – an interdisciplinary approach” in House of Connections, from 27 August – 1 September 2023. The summer school turned out to be a great success, bringing together a diverse group of 15 master students, PhD students and professionals from 12 different countries.

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