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Tilburg University launches Sustainability Factory03rd February 2020
The President of the Tilburg University Executive Board, Koen Becking, has launched the Sustainability Factory on February 3: it is the university’s ‘green office’, that stimulates sustainability initiatives by both students and staff. On that occasion, he also signed a document pledging the university’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Tilburg University involved in large multidisciplinary research into energy transition13th December 2019
The European Commission recently presented the European Green Deal, which sets ambitious goals and measures to achieve the Paris climate goals. The switch to a sustainable CO2-neutral energy supply is an important spearhead. The Tilburg professors Martijn Groenleer and Saskia Lavrijssen are both co-applicants for two large-scale multidisciplinary research projects that aim to accelerate the energy transition, supported by NWO with a grant of more than 10 million euros per project.
Cats must stay indoors to protect wildlife, says European law27th November 2019
Free-ranging domestic cats harm biodiversity by killing wild animals, disturbing them, transmitting diseases, and in other ways. Legal experts at Tilburg University analyzed the nature conservation legislation of the European Union in light of the growing scientific evidence on cats’ wildlife impacts.
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