How can we come to a non-linear break away from current unsustainable practice?

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.

Pathways to Sustainability advances innovative research via selected scientific ‘hubs’. At this moment, the conception of new approaches for Pathways to Sustainability is in full progress. Several multidisciplinary teams have been formed to follow up on ideas for transdisciplinary approaches addressing the Sustainability themes. The focus will be on identifying and understanding transformative pathways in four thematic areas:

  • Deep Decarbonisation of the Energy System
  • Future Food
  • City of the Future
  • Water, Climate and Future Deltas

Pathways to Sustainability is one of the strategic themes of Utrecht University and  a cooperation between scholars from the humanities, social, geo and natural sciences.


Green Office Utrecht
6 June 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Green Office Utrecht organises a lunch lecture with prof.dr. Bert de Vries about 'Postnormal science for sustainability'
Green Office Clothing Swap
7 June 2017 14:30 - 18:30
Green Office Utrecht organises another clothing swap. This is your chance to keep up with fashion in a sustainable way!
Green Office Living Lab Symposium
8 June 2017 13:00 - 17:00
Green Office organises the Living Lab symposium on Thursday 8 June, a festive event to close a year of Green Office sustainability research.


23 May 2017
Damage caused by the Nepalese earthquake (2015) was exacerbated by an abnormal amount of snow, researchers from among others Utrecht University conclude.
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10 May 2017
Woningcorporatie Bo-Ex onderzoekt in het consortium “Inside Out” hoe haar hoogbouwflats energieleverend gemaakt kunnen worden.
Data Science Day 13 april 2017
3 May 2017
The recurrent theme in the programme was the increasing extent to which data is part of our lives and hence a source for scientific research