Science for Sustainable Development
The state government of Lower Saxony has agreed in its coalition agreement to pin out sustainability in research and teaching as a guiding principle for future development of higher education. Challenges such as demographic change, energy transition and mobility, food and agricultural policy are intended to support transdisciplinary collaborations within research.
The program "Science for Sustainable Development" supports projects that make a contribution to social development that is based on the principle of sustainability. In the medium term support for the establishment of research centers is planned. The program is funded from the "Niedersächsisches Vorab the Volkswagen Foundation" and implemented in cooperation between the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture and the Volkswagen Foundation.