Testimonials

  • "I was always busy thinking about how processes could be more efficient."

    GSS student Boyd Beerling

    “I was interested in too much to choose a very specific study, but I was always busy thinking about how processes could be more efficient and how they could last longer. If we want to keep on having a good life with wealth as we do now, then we have to change how we do and how we use things. I want to give something to this process and help society change.

    I think Global Sustainability Science will be the perfect study choice to achieve this goal. It is internationally oriented, it is broad-based and we learn how to work in groups effectively. What I also enjoy about this study is that you learn about all sustainability related problems, how to understand them and you get to specialise in certain topics. I think knowing a lot about one small topic is not relevant anymore.”

  • "Highly motivated individuals from all over the world are drawn to Utrecht."

    GSS student Laura Doan

    “If you are aiming to make a significant difference in the world, choosing to study Global Sustainability Science here at Utrecht University is without a doubt an excellent choice. In order to get a solid understanding of sustainability, a broad education is essential. Therefore, I think that the combination of social and natural sciences and having compulsory track and elective courses are what makes this programme so appealing. While you gain general knowledge through your compulsory courses, you are also given the freedom to specialise within and outside of the field of sustainability science through the track and elective courses according to your own preferences.

    What's more, the international environment is absolutely amazing. Highly motivated individuals from all over the world are drawn to the "gezellige" city that is Utrecht in order to tackle the disturbing environmental and social problems our world is facing today and into the future. As everyone has a different background and has their own mindset and view towards sustainability, it is very inspiring to be part of this community both inside and outside of the classroom. 

    All of the above add up to a study choice I have not regretted ever since.”