The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development develops high quality and relevant knowledge related to sustainable development. We aim to have a positive impact on the transition to a sustainable society . This is accomplished through influencing political and private decisions by communicating high-quality knowledge.

Given the integrated nature of sustainable development issues, we strongly believe in multidisciplinary knowledge development. We integrate knowledge of the following fields: Energy and Resource, Environmental Science, Environmental Governance, and Innovation Studies. 

Research themes

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 depicted below. We also study the impact of the SDG’s on societal change and how they interact.