Opening Amsterdam Sustainability Institute



VU Auditorium De Boelelaan 1105 1081 HV Amsterdam T (centraal): 020 59 89898

Opening Amsterdam Sustainability Institute

Dr. Nicolien van der Grijp:

Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen

Aard- en levenswetenschappen

Congres / symposium / seminar

Het Amsterdam Sustainability Institute gaat donderdag 16 mei officieel van start. Ter gelegenheid daarvan wordt van 15.00 tot 17.00 een bijeenkomst georganiseerd in het VU Auditorium.

Indicative time schedule Programme items
14.30-15.00 Coffee and tea
 Introduction and opening
15.00-15.05 Introduction by moderator Frits Bloemberg (Het Debatbureau) and short words of welcome by ASI director prof.dr. Philipp Pattberg
15.05-15.15 Official opening by the vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science prof.dr. Jacqueline Broerse, including signing of the SDG Charter
 Keynote speaker and debate
15.15-16.15 Lecture by keynote speaker prof.dr. Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam) (20 minutes): Healthy Planet, Healthy People: what can cross-disciplinary research contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Followed by reactions from ASI researchers, and debate with the audience.
 SDGs and the VU
16.15-16.20 Statement by the Business Intelligence department of the VU Library based on analysis done in the context of the AURORA network
 Presentation of ASI clusters and plans
16.20-17:00 Presentation by prof.dr. Philipp Pattberg on ASI and how to foster excellence and generate impact: introduction of ASI seed money proposal winners and cluster leaders.
  Closure official part
17.00-18.00 Sustainability Impact Market, drinks and vegan snacks