Pim Martens has a PhD in applied mathematics ànd biological sciences. He is professor of Sustainable Development and dean of Maastricht University College Venlo.

Prof. Martens is project-leader and principal investigator of several projects related to sustainability science and education, in the context of human-animal-nature 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 The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Planetary Health committee, 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, 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. He was the founding Director of the Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST), and initiated the M.Sc. program Sustainability Science and Policy.