The University of Twente is working to become a sustainable organization. It is our mission to respond to societal needs by developing sustainable, proactive measures to support our planet and the people to which it is home. And as a university, we lead by example. Our education, research, innovation and the way we run our own organisation are centred around environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Various groups at UT are focused on realising these goals. Here you will find an overview of these groups, as well as information on measures UT takes, what that means for you and how you can help us achieve our goals.
- 5 Sep, 2023Circular Economy Platform Twente Workshop: register now!
Join us for an engaging workshop titled "Exploring Circular Economy Solutions for a Sustainable Future," taking place on 12 October 2023 (11:00-14:00) at the University of Twente (UT) Campus. Delve into the principles of circular economy and its pivotal role in addressing sustainability challenges through a carefully crafted agenda.
- 25 Aug, 2023New videographic helps you to sort waste properly
Students of Green Hub Twente have created a video that provides information on the amount of waste produced at UT each year. It also shows how to properly sort waste and the explains what happens with the waste after it has been disposed of. Curious? Watch the video down below and help us realise a waste free campus in 2030!
- 17 Jul, 2023Sustainable Labs Coordinator at UT: working towards sustainable labs with users
Sustainability is an increasingly hot topic at UT. Our laboratories use a lot of energy and also produce a lot of waste. This can be done differently, according to Rolf Slaats. He has been full-time sustainable labs coordinator at the TNW faculty for some time now. "My ultimate goal is that we can carry out the same research here at UT in the future as we do now, but without the negative impact on the environment."
- 4 Jul, 2023Climate Centre awards nine climate related projects €190.000 in seed funding
During its second Climate Café on July 4, the University of Twente Climate Centre awarded a total of €190.000 in seed funding to nine climate-related research- and education projects. The projects vary from developing a smart water management system for a farm in Enschede, exploring the possibility of a pilot for a low-cost geothermal well on campus, to combating climate misinformation through the use of virtual reality.
- 29 Jun, 2023Reminder: no more disposable coffee cups as of July 1
Free single-use plastics will no longer be used on campus from July 1 onwards. On that date, new legislation goes into effect that aims to reduce plastic waste by making 'Bring your Own’ and reusable packaging the norm.
- 28 Jun, 2023Reflection on the Sustainability Dialogues: turning ideas into action
We pause to take stock, look back at the Dialogue’s outcomes, and look ahead to how it will help us accelerate our sustainability transition, knowing that science, technology and innovation – in concert with the social sciences and humanities - will be important factors in addressing climate change and its impact.
- 8 Jun, 2023Sustainability Exhibition now on display in the Waaier!
Are you curious about what UT does to become a sustainable organisation? Then take a look at the new Sustainability exhibition!