The UT is always quick to praise the unique ecosystem of its green campus. How is the biodiversity on campus and how is it stimulated? A walk around campus, with a foreman and an ecologist from landscape company Krinkels. 'Most things are happening in the ground.'
Professor Esther Turnhout (1972) is the new chair of the Section of Science, Technology and Policy Studies (STePS) of the University of Twente. In her research, she wants to tackle topics of sustainability, biodiversity and science-policy interface, but she also wants to explore how science could be improved overall.
Until now, we have only discovered about 10% of all species living on this planet. Within project ARISE, the UT will contribute to finding and monitoring every single species on Earth, starting in the Netherlands.
Viticulture is a popular, but also a very intensive form of agriculture. Besides producing grapes and therefore wine, vineyards can have a negative impact on biodiversity. Which is why the international project SECBIVIT aims to explore alternative forms of grape cultivation. The UT is leading a part of this recently launched research project.