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 thematic areas:

Our focus is on identifying and understanding transformative pathways

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 Pop up Thrift Shop
23 January 2018 14:00 - 15 February 2018 17:00
Green Office Utrecht is excited to announce the first-ever secondhand project - a pop-up thrift shop!
Re-imaging anticipatory climate governance
23 January 2018 14:30 - 18:00
How can the potential of foresight be better understood as an intervention for improved climate adaptation?
REBO Impact Night: Resilient Societies
24 January 2018 17:30 - 21:00
Event for employees, students and alumni of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. It will focus on the theme ‘Resilient Societies’.


18 January 2018
Birka Wicke has been researching the harmful effects of palm oil for the past ten years.
17 January 2018
More than 350 Participants from 42 nations attended the five-day WCRP/IOC Sea Level 2017 Conference. Read the report.
12 January 2018
This research provides a unique framework to explore the spatio-temporal dynamics of micro-algae distribution under changing habitat conditions.