Sustainable Society Introduction Sustainable Society is one of the three focal areas of the University of Groningen. We are an interface organisation that brings together researchers from all faculties, with a focus on the Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines. We take on the position of a ‘knowledge broker’, linking our research networks to stakeholders outside the university: governments, NGOs and societal organisations. We support researchers in increasing societal impact based on their academic research with an open eye for the needs of society. Moreover, we support our stakeholders in getting a better understanding of the role academia can play. We have been doing so successfully since 2011, operating both in The Netherlands and internationally with an influential network that is growing every day.