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 (SDGs) as set by the United Nations in 2015. However, we are especially strong in knowledge development related to the eight goals listed below.

News

14 October 2019
Utrecht University researcher Dr Li Shen tells us about her work towards achieving a sustainable bio-based economy.
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10 October 2019
Environmental scientist Iris Pit investigated the environmental effects of the Sand Engine, a large artificial hook-shaped sand spit off the Dutch coast
Open User and Innovation Conference 2019
8 October 2019
The OUI Society introduces a video channel to share current research themes and to show how society and business can benefit from the insights gained.
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Events

31
Oct
31 October 2019 16:15 - 17:15
Inaugural lecture Prof Wilfried van Sark of Utrecht University: Integration by differentiation - the role of solar power in society
6
Nov
6 November 2019 15:30 - 17:00
Pathways to Sustainability Dialogue with Prof John Robinson about the power of community engagement and local experimentation for creating sustainable cities.
7
Nov
7 November 2019 14:00 - 17:00
During this seminar we will learn more about how Utrecht University’s campus could be used as a living lab for sustainability food research.
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