Transition to a sustainable society

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development is the scientific institute for sustainability research and teaching of Utrecht University. We contribute to the transition to a sustainable society through scientific excellence in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

Our research contributes to improved knowledge related to all Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as set by the United Nations in 2015. However, we are especially strong in knowledge development related to the eight goals listed alongside.


zonnepanelen op dak
5 November 2018
First long-term study of all the factors that influence the installation of solar panels on city rooftops
Duurzaam ondernemen
2 November 2018
The social behavioural skills of key figures within an organisation are crucial for effectively embedding sustainability ambitions, says Angela van der Heijden.
29 October 2018
Utrecht University students and researchers invited to engage with Utrecht City Council policymakers about local sustainability policy in the Climate Planet.


28 November 2018 12:45 - 13:30
PhD defence of Y.M. Cuijpers