Shaping Expert Group Sustainability

A sustainable university in 2030

Sustainability is an essential part of the Shaping2030 strategy. In 2030, sustainability is a prerequisite for everything we do at the University of Twente: our research, our education, and the choices we make in how we run our own organization. To do this, we need to change the way we work, think and do.

The University of Twente is the ultimate people-first university of technology. We empower society through sustainable solutions. In an era in which unsustainable ways of living have become the biggest threat to humanity, we create viable solutions, proactive measures to support our planet and the people to which it is home. As a university we lead by example. We consider sustainability to be a precondition for everything we do, while our diversity nurtures adaptability and resilience.


Boosting initiatives

As the Shaping Expert Group on sustainability, we want to use the strength of knowledge and ideas to achieve this goal. Many initiatives are starting up across the UT community to make our organization more sustainable. The first challenge is to bring all those initiatives together in one overview, to show the UT community, and the outside world, all the sustainable initiatives that are being realized. Second, the SEG will initiate and support new initiatives, and to boost and support the process towards becoming a sustainable organization in 2030. We work together with the Green Hub, SEE Programme and other groups across the university.

Join us

We can only realize the goal of a sustainable university in 2030 together with all members of the UT community. Therefore, we are open to all who wish to work with us towards this goal. If you have a good idea or initiative to make the UT more sustainable, but would like support to realize it, please contact us so we can discuss how we can help.

SEG Sustainability team


Climate research and education

Climate research and education at UT
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