Do you want to be involved in creating a more sustainable future? Then our Sustainable innovation bachelor’s could be the program for you.
Through it, you will gain in-depth knowledge of innovative sustainable technologies plus the economic and societal factors that can make them a success. You will analyze what is needed for both consumers and firms to adopt these technologies, and how policymakers can speed up the transition to a sustainable society. Furthermore, you’ll learn to place recent developments and discussions about sustainability in a long-term perspective, and how national and global developments are related.
This multidisciplinary program combines social science courses such as Sustainable Technology in Society, Economics of Innovation and Sustainable Development in a global context with science and engineering courses.
Society and technology
On the Sustainable Innovation program, we train you to use technology to solve societal issues, to strengthen welfare and well-being in the world. A few examples are:
- the position of the Netherlands in the European sustainable energy market
- the design of smart homes and electricity grids
- technological innovation in developing countries e.g. biofuels in India
- assessing the pros and cons of new technologies such as underground CO2 storage
- identifying societal issues in relation to new technologies e.g. electric cars
Sustainable Innovation is one of two majors within the Innovation Sciences bachelor's program. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the degree of Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Innovation.
The other major in the Innovation Sciences bachelor's program is Psychology and Technology.
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The study association represent the interests of Psychology & Technology and Sustainable Innovation students . It tries to let the students view their field of study from a different angle. It achieves this by means of excursions, lectures and symposia and by organizing a study trip. On the other hand, the association also organises sports tournaments, parties, a weekly drink, weekends and other forms of leisure activities to stimulate the relation between the members themselves.
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