Astrid Offermans (A.G.E.)
Dr. Astrid Offermans holds a cum laude master degree in “Interdisciplinary social sciences” and a PhD in Sustainability Sciences.
She is a researcher, teacher, course coordinator and (since September 2018) management team member at the Maastricht Sustainability Institute. Since 2020 she acts as co-chair of the graduate school GSX.
Her research interests include transdisciplinarity, joint knowledge production and co-creation, participation, (mixed) methods for sustainability science, and normativity.
Goal: development of an urban living lab methodology for practitioners to explore local to global interactions of sustainability innovations in the food-water-energy nexus. Role: Researcher and project coordinator. Partners: Arizona State University (USA), Lund University (Sweden), BOKU (Austria), Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Funding: JPI- Urban Europe & Belmont Forum
SECOP (February-September 2021)
Goal: Analysis of stakeholder participation and sustainability in the EU framework program “Farm to Fork”. Role: Researcher, acquisition. Partners: faculty of Law, Maastricht University. Funding: Maastricht Working on Europe (personal grant).
Goal: Exploring the socio-economic effects of coffee and palm oil certification on Indonesian smallholders. Role: Post-doc researcher, coordinator, PhD supervisor. Partners: Lampung University, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Yogjakarta), Agricultural University Bogor (IPB). Funding: KNAW
SAL AURORA (2019-2020)
Goal: formulation of guidelines for the participation of social housing residents in the energy transition in Limburg. Role: Researcher and project acquisition. Partners: Neimed, Wonen Limburg. Funding: Province of Limburg.
Goal: Development of a serious game and workshops to help logistics SMEs becoming more sustainable and reporting on this in CSR reports. Role: Researcher, workshop facilitator. Partners: HAN (school of applied sciences Arnhem- Nijmegen), GEMIT (School of applied sciences Niederrhein), BUGASI, several logistics companies. Funding: Interreg
Goal: exploring ways in which scientists and policy makers can collaborate effectively. Role: Researcher, workshop organizer. Partners: YM de Boer advies, Utrecht University. Funding: NWO
PERSPECTIEVEN PROJECT (2008-2012)
Goal: development of a method to explore the social robustness of river management strategies. Role: Phd researcher. Partners: Deltares, Utrecht University, Twente University, Carthago consultancy. Funding: Deltares and ICIS (now MSI)
Goal: improve the tool kit available for conducting Integrated Sustainability Assessments Role: Researcher Partners: Lund University, Erasmus University, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and others. Funding: EC
Sustainability Science, Policy and Society (2015-ongoing)
Level: master course. ECTS: 5. Role: Tutor, lecturer, grader. Last student evaluation: 4.66/5
Participatory Methods (2012-ongoing)
Level: master course. ECTS: 1. Role: Tutor, lecturer, grader, course developer, course coordinator. Last student evaluation: n.a.
Research Approaches and Methods (2019-2020)
Level: master course. ECTS: 2. Role: Tutor, lecturer, grader, course developer, course coordinator. Last student evaluation: 4.80/5
Globalization, Environmental change and society (~2008-2015)
Level: bachelor course at UCM. ECTS: 5. Role: Tutor, lecturer, grader, course coordinator.
Sustainable development: an introduction (~2008-2012)
Level: bachelor course at UCM. ECTS: 5. Role: Tutor, grader.
Systems Analysis track: Knowledge and action in Mozambique: a multi-stakeholder perspective (2014)
7-day course at the Winter School on oil and gas, Maputo University Mozambique. Level: Students and staff Maputo University. Role: co-development, co-teaching and lecturing
Crossing boundaries in social scientific research (2016)
Level: MSc and PhD. ECTS: 0.3. Role: Designer, organizer, acquisition, lecturer, teacher.
Sustainable development, perspectives, cultural theory, social robustness, certification, joint knowledge production, methodologies for sustainable development