Sustainable Development Goals

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 below.


14 January 2019
Between 26 January and 1 February 2019 Utrecht University will host 12 Early Stage Researchers and academics from across for a CRESTING consortium meeting.
11 January 2019
Utrecht University Professor Gert Jan Kramer argues that the flow of carbon must become circular and taxed.
21 December 2018
Researchers and lecturers from the Copernicus Institute attended the WOinActie demonstration to protest against cuts to Dutch universities.


24 January 2019 09:00 - 18:30
At the Pathways to Sustainability conference all sustainability related researchers and partners come together at TivoliVredenburg.