Thematic areas


The challenges facing contemporary society are demanding solutions informed by multiple academic disciplines. Food security, sustainability of the natural environment, social & economic inclusiveness and governance are amongst the important issues that affect people, planet and prosperity.

Therefore CIS-VU’s work focuses on the following thematic areas:

Governance for Society
Food, Life & Health
The Connected World – Connecting people who are not yet connected
Sustainable Development

These themes can be mapped on the four VU profiling themes, as they apply to the context of the emerging an developing world.