University of Twente Climate Centre

At the University of Twente Climate Centre we are devoted to finding solutions to one of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century: climate change

Our planet is under unprecedented pressure due to human action, which has already resulted in irreversible consequences. To prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change, a societal transition is required, and universities have an essential role to play. Our vision is to create a vibrant community that facilitates a transition to a resilient, low-carbon society by advancing transdisciplinary solutions to climate change.

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As a centre, our mission is to empower students, staff, and society to maximize their impact on the world's climate challenges. Our strategic goal is to foster and connect the University of Twente's climate-related research and educational strengths, collaborate with stakeholders to enhance impact, facilitate a sense of community, and represent and provide a clear ear, face, and voice to the world.

Transdisciplinary approach

We are committed to a transdisciplinary approach in research and education, impact, community, and communication. the boundaries between academic disciplines and sectors are crossed to focus on a common goal. Our main objectives are to empower students to contribute effectively towards the climate crisis, organize climate-themed strategic education options, and collectively address climate mitigation and adaptation challenges through a GeoTechnoSocial approach in both research and education. We aim to work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment of ambition and effectiveness of actions; accelerate impact-driven startups that provide innovative solutions to climate change; develop a vibrant community to advance ideas, engage with society, exchange experiences, and maximize contribution; and provide a clear brand to profile the UT climate community at regional, national, and international arenas.

We welcome students, staff and partners who are vocal about the urgency of the climate crisis and are willing to contribute to climate solutions through concerted actions, knowledge, and expertise development. Let's work together to create a sustainable future for our planet.

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