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.


15 June 2017 12:56 - 31 July 2017 12:56
The 10 most imaginative ideas are now featured in the Post-Fossil City Exhibition at Utrecht's Stadskantoor between June 15 and July 31
18 September 2017 11:00 - 22 September 2017 18:00
SusTasty Sustainable Foodtruck Festival
2 November 2017 09:00 - 17:00
Het Nationaal Deltacongres 2017 vindt plaats op donderdag 2 november in het WTC EXPO Leeuwarden.


14 July 2017
Future Deltas contributed to the LANDac International Conference 2017
13 July 2017
The Urban Futures Studio has published an essay analysing the experimental potential of the Urban Agenda for the EU.