Hanze impact magazine

Hanze impact magazine

Share your talent. Move the world. That is the motto Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen lives by. It means we do everything we can to make our world a little more beautiful every day. More than ever, the world of tomorrow starts with sharing each other's knowledge and insights. Through Hanze Impact Magazine we want to make that connection.

#8: BuildinG: a home for the future
A changing climate, raw material shortages and growing pressure on the housing market: the construction and infrastructure sectors are forced to seek out sustainable and innovative solutions. On Zernike Campus, in the knowledge and innovation centre BuildinG, people are working on a wide variety of projects to tackle these challenges with five themes: increased sustainability, circularity, climate adaptation, digitalisation and earthquakes.

#8: Digital literacy: an increasing number of people are at risk of falling by the digital wayside
Twenty per cent of the Dutch population have difficulty using a computer, mobile telephone and the internet. At the same time, our world is becoming increasingly dependent on digital services. Through research, teaching and regional cooperation, Hanze UAS is helping to build a digitally inclusive society. We spoke with Madelon van Oostrom and Arnout Ponsioen about the question: How do we close the digital gap?

#8: Communication in care: good care starts with mutual comprehension
How can care providers get on the same wavelength as patients who are less skilled in communicating about their health? It is important that care providers and patients understand each other. However, this communication does not always run smoothly. New research helps both patients and care professionals gain a better understanding of each other. We discuss this with Sandra Jorna-Lakke, Nicole Bruin and Marie Louise Luttik.

#7: The art of seeing things from a different perspective: I see, I see
In 2014 Minera Art Academy students were assigned to portray ten patients with dementia. This “I see, I see” project led to some unexpected insights. The most important one in a nutshell? Both artists and healthcare professionals can learn from one another in how they perceive and approach the world around them.

In this article we talk with the initiators of bringing these two disciplines together, Anke Coumans  and visual artist, Herman van Hoogdalen. The “I see, I see” project was the start of various new insights, research projects, a book, and a growing collaboration between the healthcare, education and art industries.

#7: Innovations in healthcare: building on human capital for the future of healthcare
New technology, smarter systems, data and algorithms will have a huge impact on the future healthcare landscape. In this article Hendrik Erenstein and Daan Tuinstra share their perspectives on the role that new technologies as VR, XR, and AI can play and how to intertwine these innovations in healthcare. Technically there are many opportunities, but the challenge lies in having the healthcare professional and patient being able to adopt these technical innovations.

#7: Improving the quality of life and livability in neighbourhoods
Neighbours as co-researchers and innovators: doing research together as opposed to a top-down or bottom-up approach. In this article Nikki Jepkema and Hiska Ubels talk about new research techniques, such as Citizen Science, that help bridge the gap between residents and policy makers. Ideal for neighbourhoods or towns where there is a lot of poverty, opportunity inequality and where the life expectancy rates are low.