We continuously stimulate creativity, innovative ideas and talent development so that we maintain world-class scientific research and teaching. It is our ambition to build a critical mass in key disciplines and research themes by training well-rounded, independent and entrepreneurial researchers with a passion for combining scientific excellence with societal engagement.

As we seek for visibility in society, and impact on policy, our research and courses are aimed at solving environmental problems, involving partners from science, government, industry and civil society. We aim at maintaining strong collaborations with partners from research institutes, funders and societal actors, and particularly share our ideas with our international IVM alumni and donor network.