Universiteit Twente CSTM

  • Type organisatie: Kennisinstituut

Het Centrum voor Schone Technologie en Milieubeleid (afgekort CSTM) is een in 1988 opgericht instituut aan de Universiteit Twente met als doel onderzoek te doen en onderwijs te verlenen op het gebied van milieubeleid en andere beleidsterreinen die relevant zijn voor duurzame ontwikkeling.

CSTM Thema’s

De twee professoren Hans Bressers en Michiel Heldeweg doen met hun groepen onderzoek in vier thema’s: Energietransitie, locale en regionale duurzaamheid, duurzame productie en consumptie en water governance.


CSTM – presently the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability at the University of Twente – was established in 1988 to conduct research in environmental policy and cleaner production, expanding during the 1990s to a more general focus on technology and sustainable development. Its mandate mirrors the entrepreneurial goals of the University of Twente: to conduct and apply innovative research for the benefit of society. We specialize in governance, emphasizing sustainable development, environmental quality, and technological innovation – from both developed and developing country perspectives.

Our research program ‘Innovation and Governance for Sustainable Development’ is a strategic research orientation in the Institute for Governance Studies and is built around four research themes addressing different areas of sustainable development: energy transition, water governance, regional sustainable development and sustainable production and consumption. All these areas present major governance challenges and responding to them is vital for sustainable development and innovation.

In the context of the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences we offer graduate studies at both Master and PhD levels. Our international Master of Environmental and Energy Management is primarily organized by our division in the northern province of Fryslân. Our PhD program offers guidance to an increasingly large number of students from all over the world. Next to these our lecturers teach in several courses in other Bachelor and Master programmes.


Universiteit Twente CSTM
 P.O. Box 217, gebouw Ravelijn,
       7500 AE Enschede,
       , Nederland
  Hans Bressers   https://www.utwente.nl/bms/cstm/nl/    j.t.a.bressers@utwente.nl    + 31 53 489 3195