About us

Who are we?

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability is an interdisciplinary research centre in which three universities join forces: Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam.  We work together to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. 

We believe that this transition asks for a systematic and holistic research approach. Researchers from different disciplines have work together. And we have to reach out to stakeholders from practice to understand the problems we have to tackle. That is why we have developed an open research format.

About our focus areas

In our work we focus on three areas: cities, horticulture and industry.  We connect master students, researchers, municipalities and businesses, and focus on the province of Zuid-Holland. 

We offer master students the possibility to write master theses with impact. The research is directly connected to external stakeholders such as companies and municipalities. All is open to master students from the universities Leiden, Delft and Erasmus. In short, we aim to:

  1. Formulate demand-driven research topics together with external stakeholders
  2. Allow master students to conduct research with impact
  3. Develop interdisciplinary research, by connecting students and researchers from three universities.  

If you are interested to join, either as a partner or as a student, contact the coordinator of the topic of your interest. If you have general questions about the theme, please contact us at lde_cfs@cml.leidenuniv.nl