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.


Degrowth. Credit: iStock/com/feellife
17 April 2019
The symposium on 'living on a finite planet – alternatives to economic growth' will be held at Utrecht University on 28 June.
17 April 2019
Three of six Dutch projects selected for ERA-NET co-fund AXIS awarded to researchers from Utrecht University's Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development.
17 April 2019
PhD candidate Kieran Campbell-Johnston is part of a team of architects, activists and researchers developing a circular housing cooperative in Amsterdam Oost.


23 May 2019 13:00 - 18:00
Join this unique symposium on the SDGs organized together with Gemeente Utrecht and SDG Coordinator for the Netherlands, Hugo von Meijenfeldt.
27 - 29
27 June 2019 18:00 - 29 June 2019 17:00
The 6th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy (ISWE) will be held on 28-29 June, 2019.
28 June 2019 13:00 - 18:00
The 1st Utrecht Degrowth Symposium aims to consolidate the emerging degrowth platform in the Netherlands with international experts from various disciplines.