Sustainability plays an important part in everything our university of applied sciences does. That is why you encounter it everywhere. From sustainable education that trains students to tackle wicked problems to professorships of applied sciences that make a visible impact. And from solar panels on our roofs to the zero food waste policy at our Terschelling location.

Would you like to know more about sustainability within our institution? Please click on one of the below themes and discover how we contribute to the world around us.

Sustainable Education

Sustainable education is one of the aspects of our Design Based Education concept. We challenge students to produce meaningful solutions for society. They do this in co-creation with fellow students, lecturers, researchers and partners from the profession

Sustainable Current Affairs

There is a story behind every sustainable innovation. These stories may for example be found in newspapers, on our website and on social media. Our own content platform Explore the (un)known also contains sustainable gems that deserve to be discovered.

Sustainable Research

NHL Stenden has a strong profile with focus on three social issues. With over 40 Professorships, we research how we can contribute to a smarter and more sustainable future. The professorships are supported by students, who are involved to learn from and w

Sustainable Management

Sustainable education and research requires sustainable management. From our strategic institutional plan to policy documents about our educational concept: sustainability is ubiquitous.


Real sustainability is achieved together. That is why we are always looking for partners who want to tackle social issues with us. Do you have an issue that you, together with our students or researchers, would like to sink your teeth into? Or would you like to inspire our students with a guest lecture on a sustainability subject? Please do contact us.