WUR Resilience Symposium

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is proud to organise the WUR Resilience Symposium on 13 November 2018 to share findings and explore future possibilities on resilience research with partners and key stakeholders in business, research and policy.

In the upcoming years the issue will be Resilience instead of Sustainability: Increase your resilience by making information systems, environmental visions and new varieties more sustainable. Come and listen to what we can share with you about increasing resilience at the WUR Resilience Symposium

Resilience research

Resilience is one of the five Investment themes in WUR’s strategic plan 2015-2018 (together with Global One Health, Resource Use Efficiency, Metropolitan Solutions, and Synthetic Biology) that stimulates interdisciplinary agenda-setting research for the future. After three years of research, the Resilience Symposium aims to take stock and look forward.

13 November 2018

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Innovative network

WUR invests in resilience research as resilience thinking offers a promising approach to addressing many challenges our society is currently facing or expects to be facing in the next decade. In the last three years we have created a cross-disciplinary and innovative network of collaborating scientists and societal actors that are engaged in different aspects of resilience thinking, practice and research.

Within WUR, Resilience research is organised through interdisciplinary teams called ‘Resilience brigades’ that address different aspects of resilience through conceptual and methodological developments in different problem areas. Their work will be presented in 5 tracks and in a poster session during lunch. A panel with distinguished guests looking to the future of resilience research and 3 key notes completes the program.

Professor Bas Kemp

Professor Bas Kemp
Professor Bas Kemp

In January 2000, prof. Kemp was appointed full professor and chair leader of the Adaptation Physiology group of Wageningen University. This group has expertise in immunology, reproduction, energy metabolism and behavioral physiology and uses a interdisciplinary approach to study the adaptation of animals to their environment. The aim of the group is to facilitate and support adaptation of domestic animals to their changing and challenging environment in order to optimize their welfare and health. Long-term effects of early life conditions on adaptive capacity, health and welfare in later life, and support during critical transition periods are key elements in the research of the group. From 2015 onwards, prof Kemp is one of the coordinators of the investment program resilience.

Professor Carl Folke

Professor Carl Folke
Professor Carl Folke

Carl Folke is science director and co-founder of the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). He has extensive experience in transdisciplinary collaboration between natural and social scientists and is among the most cited scientists in the world on resilience thinking.

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