About

Pim Martens

Pim Martens has a PhD in applied mathematics ánd anthrozoology, and holds the chair ‘Sustainable Development’ at Maastricht University. He is Senior Fellow in the Ethics of the Anthropocene Program at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Pim Martens is the Founding Director of the Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST), and initiated the M.Sc. program Sustainability Science and Policy. Prof. Martens is project-leader and principal investigator of several projects related to sustainability science and education, in the context of human-animal relationships, and environmental (climate) change and health. 

Pim Martens is a scientivist and founder of AnimalWise, a “think and do tank” integrating scientific knowledge and animal advocacy to bring about sustainable change in our relationship with animals.

Furthermore, he serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Life Science Zürich Graduate School (ETH Zürich ), the Advisory Board of the Natural Resources Institute in Finland, the Advisory Board of the Graduate Program ‘Processes of Sustainability Transformation’ (Leuphana University) and the Executive Board House of Animals. For 9 years, he has been the director of the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS), Maastricht University, and was member of the Dutch Health Council.