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The Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies is one of the priority research institutes of the University of Twente and performs multi-disciplinary research and postgraduate research training in the field of the governance and management of technological and social innovation. In this, issues of co-ordination, steering and the operation of (networks of) institutions in both public and private sectors are core research foci, based on a multi-level, multi-actor perspective. IGS strives to combine scientific excellence with relevance for our stakeholders in the public and private sector.

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19 Aug 2016 - 'Best paper' Raymond Loohuis and Michel Ehrenhard A paper titled “A Temporal Perspective on Phronetic Strategizing: Exploring Strategy Making in Unsettled Times” by Raymond Loohuis and Michel Ehrenhard (BMS-NIKOS) was selected mid-August as best paper of the Invisible/Silent Aspects of Change track at the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) conference in Naples. 21 Jun 2016 - “Bioenergy can support food security and sustainable development” Bioenergy development and food security can be simultaneously improved, contrary to the popular belief that biofuels displace food crops, according to a report released by an international, multidisciplinary team of experts from 10 institutions, with prof. dr. Joy Clancy of the University of Twente as one of the co-authors.
21 Jun 2016 - UNESCO nomination for University of Twente sustainability course University of Twente's short course programme Designing Green Climate Fund Projects (ICREP) has been nominated for the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. The course, which is introduced by the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability, aims at educating staff from professional and public organizations in the fields of clean energy access, environment and climate change.  7 Jun 2016 - Multidisciplinary collaboration agreed with University of Waterloo The University of Twente and the University of Waterloo have underlined their intensions of intensifying their relationship with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU was signed on Monday 6 June at the DesignLab at the University of Twente, with Victor van der Chijs, president of the University of Twente’s Executive Board and dr. Catherine Burns of the University of Waterloo, signing the agreement. The multidisciplinary collaboration will contribute to establishing an international, transatlantic data research network that is rooted in the combination of natural sciences with social and health sciences.