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.


Green Office Utrecht Thrift Shop Educatorium
14 June 2018 12:00 - 7 September 2018 14:00
The Green Office is excited to open the summer edition of the Pop-up Thrift Shop!
Logo conference Impacts of sea-level rise
26 August 2018 17:00 - 29 August 2018 17:00
International conference aiming to facilitate scientific exchange between early-career researchers
Future Deltas_banner
27 August 2018 08:45 - 31 August 2018 18:30
Explore drivers of change in deltas, impacts of these changes, and sustainable management solutions, by means of lectures, group sessions, and excursions.


Workshop with Marleen van Rijswick
17 July 2018
With Utrecht University presentation: Limits and opportunities for an adaptive management approach to marine renewable energy developments in EU waters.
Werkbezoek dijkversterking
17 July 2018
Field trip of researchers and the Hoogheemraadschap van Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard, Waterschap Rivierenland, Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe, Rijkswaterstaat.
Een van de stukken Durvillaea-zeewier die vorig jaar op een Antarctisch strand werden aangetroffen (King George Island, 2017). Foto: Erasmo Macaya
16 July 2018
An unexpected discovery by an international research team shows antarctic ecosystems are more vulnerable than assumed.