Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Opening Amsterdam Sustainability Institute

Date: 16 May 2019
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Location: Auditorium, Hoofdgebouw VU, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam

You are invited to the kick-off event of the interfaculty Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI) which will take place on Thursday 16 May in the afternoon.

ASI aims to provide an inclusive umbrella for all sustainability related research at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ASI seeks to build bridges among VU researchers and with the wider community to increase scientific and societal impact. Motto: “Integrating knowledge for sustainable societal choices”.


  • Official opening ASI by the Director of SDG Charter Netherlands Maresa Oosterman and the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science Prof. Jacqueline Broerse.
  • Keynote speech by Prof. Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam): “Healthy Planet, Healthy People: What can cross-disciplinary research contribute to achieving the SDGs?”
  • ASI Director Prof. Philipp Pattberg in dialogue with ASI researchers about their plans to foster excellence and generate impact in terms of sustainability.
  • Sustainability Impact Market (e.g. Green Office VU, energy cooperative Zuiderlicht).

Full version of the programme:

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Philipp Pattberg (Faculty of Science)
  • Prof. Petra van Dam (Faculty of Humanities)
  • Prof. Lodewijk Smeehuijzen (Faculty of Law)
  • Dr. Nicolien van der Grijp (Faculty of Science)


More information

Dr. Nicolien van der Grijp (ASI Coordinator),