We contribute to a sustainable future by means of transdisciplinary research

Pathways to Sustainability

Sustainability research at Utrecht University is exceptionally strong and covers many different fields. Having the unique combination of top-notch fundamental natural science research, modelling, and scholarship in innovation, transition, governance and finance, Utrecht University, as a broad research university, is at the forefront of innovation in sustainability research.

The focus will be on identifying and understanding transformative pathways in four hubs:

Our focus is on identifying and understanding transformative pathways

Pathways to Sustainability is one of the strategic themes of Utrecht University. Excellent researchers from the humanities, social and natural sciences work together with external partners to develop a more sustainable society.


Handen van een arts op computertoetsenbord
19 March 2018 09:00 - 23 March 2018 17:00
This course will address methodological aspects involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of nutritional epidemiological research.
27 March 2018 20:00 - 22:00
Future Food researchers partipate in de food debate: It's the food my friend! - Towards a future-proof food system (in Dutch)
Jochen Monstadt
20 April 2018 16:15 - 17:15
Jochen Monstadt was appointed Professor of Governance of Urban Dynamics and Transitions at Utrecht University.


15 March 2018
The Gravitation Programme Netherlands Center for Multiscale Catalytic Energy Conversion (MCEC) receives European subsidy.
15 March 2018
Utrecht University has appointed Dr. Kirsten ten Tusscher as Professor of ‘Computational Developmental Biology’ at the Department of Biology.
Soil-Borne Legacies - Management of the Root Microbiome
14 March 2018
Utrecht biologists describe exciting developments in the quickly evolving field of study into the plant microbiome