Who are we?
The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability is a multidisciplinary Research and Education centre in which three Dutch Universities join forces: Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Our knowledge & Innovation Hubs
Our knowledge and innovation hubs form the core of our centre. A hub is an open research programmes that connect master students, researchers, municipalities and businesses in the field of circular economy in the province of Zuid-Holland. We have three focus areas: circular cities, circular horticulture and circular industries. Every focus area contain one or more hubs.
What we offer to master students
- Write a master thesis with impact
- Interdisciplinary research groups
- Extra training and courses
Access to a network of researchers and organisations
What we offer to organisations
- Top-students from the universities Leiden, Delft and Erasmus
- Formulating scientific research questions that results from your knowledge request
- Ongoing involvement in research projects
- Extra supervision of the research projects.
How a hub is structured
In our hub we work demand driven. Every hub has its own hub coordinator who reaches out to our partners. Together they formulate the scientific research themes that results from their knowledge and innovation request. Theses themes form the framework in which the master students can conduct their master thesis research.
We work interdisciplinary: in a hub we welcome students from different backgrounds to work together on research projects. At regular hub meetings, we encourage students to work together, give each other feedback and share their knowledge.