Making our planet a better place is a major challenge. We still have a long way to go if we are to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) by 2030. The urgency of the situation is not lost on the staff and student community at VU Amsterdam. We are continually exploring ways in which education can contribute to achieving these goals. After all, it is our mission to take responsibility for people and the planet.
In the online and on campus exhibition A Better World@VU, we showcase 16 projects by VU staff and students. They share their vision and solutions for a more sustainable world, both on campus and beyond. Each project is linked to one or more SDG's. They are projects that inspire and motivate; that spark reflection as well as action. Initiatives that make a difference.
Join researchers Fleur van Crimpen and Lina Madaj on a trip to the Arctic coast and find out why they are studying the matter released from permafrost. Discover with student Beatrice Guastella how a 3D mathematical model can reduce the need for laboratory animals in drug research. Or how the Ecosia Challenge is contributing to tree planting around the world.
“Be inspired by the videos, podcasts and interviews that bring the work of VU staff and students to life.”