10 Reduced inequalities

Sustainable Development Goals
10 Reduced inequalities

The goal is all about reducing the inequalities between countries. However, social cohesion is likewise indispensable to the proper functioning of society in our own country. Everyone should have equal opportunities in order to become part of the social infrastructure. Find out what we at NHL Stenden are doing about that below. 

Inclusive education 

Students have an internal platform (IDARE) for inclusiveness and intercultural understanding and in addition we provide various minors on inclusive education. Our Inclusive Community Lab works with students on tackling inequality and poverty. This takes place in a real life setting, in the districts and neighbourhoods themselves where it all happens rather than in the lecture halls of the institution.  


The Multilingualism & Literacy professorship is committed to equal opportunities and inclusive education, in which all pupils/students are given the opportunity to learn and develop into social, linguistically skilled and critical citizens – regardless of their linguistic and cultural background. Through her research, professor Joana Duarte shows that the use of native languages is essential to the development of pupils. 

‘A teacher who attempts to immerse themselves in the other language will give the child a sense of security. This will allow children to learn better and be less concerned about mispronouncing or understanding things.’ - Joana Duarte, professor of Multilingualism & Literacy 


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Professorship Multilingualism & Literacy

In this professorship, we collect and research knowledge and experiences of professionals and students in the field of multilingualism and literacy and offer tools and solutions for educational practice.

Minor Intercultural Understanding and Religion

Students in this minor within iTEPS learn more about intercultural understanding and religion within our globalized, changing world.

Minor Inclusive Education

The minor Inclusive Education in the ITEps program is designed to prepare students to be knowledgeable about and capable of providing inclusive education.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1

No poverty

A major social problem that we would like to eliminate.

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geen armoede
Goal 2

Zero hunger

Focuses on sustainable and friendly food production and less waste.

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geen honger
Goal 3

Good health and well-being

Tackles smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption to ensure healthy lives.

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goede gezondheid welzijn
Goal 4

Quality education

Our main goal: to provide knowledge and skills for all.

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kwaliteits onderwijs
Goal 5

Gender equality

An equal position in governance and business is key here.

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gender gelijkheid
Goal 6

Clean water and sanitation

We focus on water quality and efficient water use in the Netherlands.

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schoon drinkwater sanitair
Goal 7

Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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betaalbare duurzame energie
Goal 8

Decent work and economic growth

Economic growth through equitable use of capital, labor and resources.

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waardig werk economische groei
Goal 9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Sustainability and innovation of mobility and infrastructure.

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industrie innovatie infrastructuur
Goal 11

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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duurzame gemeenschappen
Goal 12

Responsible consumption and production

More efficient use of resources and sustainable production and consumption.

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verantwoorde consumptie productie
Goal 13

Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Goal 14

Life below water

Focuses on clean and livable seas and oceans. Plastic does not belong there.

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leven in het water
Goal 15

Life on land

Focuses on resolving conflicting concerns while respecting nature.

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leven op het land
Goal 16

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Focuses on peace and security, because insecurity has a lot of impact.

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vrede justitie
Goal 17

Partnerships for the goals

Deals with partnerships needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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