The Radboud Centre for Sustainability Challenges started in July 2019, with the first phase running until December 2021. The RCSC is led by Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers (Professor Environmental Governance and Politics, Faculty of Management) and Ad Ragas (Associate Professor Environmental Science, Faculty of Science). A small group of Radboud University researchers and lecturers from all faculties and an external advisory board are the internal and external pillars of the RCSC. Furthermore, the RCSC is in close collaboration with Radboud Green Office, the Program Director Sustainability and the network for sustainable development (NDO) at Radboud University.
100 years Radboud University
Radboud University is one of the best traditional, general universities of the Netherlands, situated on a green campus south of the Nijmegen city centre. Our university wants to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. Something which in October of 2023, we have been doing for 100 years.
Mission and Strategy
Our university wants to contribute to a free and healthy world with equal opportunities for all and to make a significant impact on a regional and an international level.
Who are we?
Radboud University is a private university that owes its origins to the Catholic emancipation movement that was active at the start of the twentieth century. The university’s staff members and students feel connected to each other, to society, and to the world around them. We focus our attention on taking care of each other and the world around us and we are committed to equal rights for social and cultural minorities. We want to make a difference and, to this end, we are guided by academic issues and social challenges.
History & Identity
Radboud University was founded on 17 October 1923 under the name Catholic University Nijmegen. The Dutch Catholic population planned to use its university to promote the emancipation of Catholics in the Netherlands who, at that time, were strongly under-represented in such areas as public administration, the legal profession and the medical sector.
The Earth System Governance Project
The Earth System Governance Project is a global, interdisciplinary research network advancing knowledge at the interface between global environmental change and governance. The project aims to explore political solutions and novel, more effective governance systems to cope with global environmental change. The network connects and mobilizes scholars from the social sciences and humanities working from local to global scales.
- Prof. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Chair of the Environmental Governance and Politics at Radboud University, The Netherlands
- Prof. Birka Wicke, Professor of Environmental Science at Radboud University, The Netherlands
This year, the chairs represent both social sciences and natural sciences in order to reflect the interdisciplinary theme of the conference.
Conference Director and SSC Liaison
- Dr. Sander Chan Radboud University, The Netherlands
- Dr. Cristina Inoue Radboud University, The Netherlands, Scientific Steering Committee of the ESG Project
Programme and Conference Management
- Jane Butler, Executive Director International Project Office
- Vere de Jong, Network Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
- Camille Thébaut, Project and Events coordinator
- Tiegan Wilkinson, Student Assistant
- Marit Tophoven, Student Assistant