Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Exploring a sustainable world

The Copernicus Institute investigates and develops processes and opportunities for innovative change towards sustainability. The institute thus seeks to contribute to the development of knowledge and techniques as well as methods and instruments in the field of sustainable development, taking note of related social debates and policy processes.

It is the ambition of the institute to make a difference – in science and education, and in society at large – in the exploration of a sustainable world.

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Scientific excellence

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development is ranked 'Best Research Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Sciences' in the Netherlands (2007-2013).

Sustainability blog
Sustainability Blog

This blog is written by the junior researchers, PhD-students and post-docs of our institute. They want to share their ideas and scientific findings with you, while also showing you all the hurdles they had to take and fun situations they ran into, before they finally got to their results.


Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development