9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Sustainable Development Goals
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

SDG 9 focuses on mobility and infrastructure and innovation and sustainability advances in the area. At NHL Stenden, we have already taken several steps in this direction and which we use to encourage students and members of staff to pick the most sustainable form of transport, particularly in the business operations domain.  

Teaching & Research 

Within our teaching and research, we work on developing sustainable solutions to economic challenges and environmental problems. The Vital Economy research group, for example, is working on process optimisation and on how making processes more sustainable can contribute to a strong commercial position within the Vital Regions. In addition, Smart Sustainable Industries devotes attention to sustainable energy consumption, the bio-economy and technological innovations. 

Sustainable solutions 

Students are given the opportunity to follow various minors that touch on sustainable solutions and on reducing energy consumption. Within our research and partnerships, major steps are being taken in making processes more sustainable. For example, within the Sustainable Plastics professorship the focus is on how we can replace fossil fuels by sustainable energy. 

‘In my research group, we look at the reuse of 3D printed materials that are difficult to recycle and to date still end up being discarded. This brings us one step close to a circular plastic economy’ - Vincent Voet, professor of Sustainable Plastics.

Circulaire plastics en sustainable polymers

Minor Sustainable Polymers

Within this minor, you will work with researchers from the Circular Plastics Professorship on a concrete question from industry.
Schoolgebouw buitenkant

Professorship Green Economics & Process Optimization

The world and economy are changing rapidly, and it is essential for companies to move with these changes to remain competitive.

Professorship Sustainable Plastics

The Sustainable Plastics Professorship is committed to the development of bio-based and biodegradable plastics and sustainable production processes.

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 10

Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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ongelijkheid verminderen
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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