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.

Events

waterkraan met druppel
5 March 2019 20:00 - 21:30
How do we distribute water in a fair and sustainable way? Does nature also have the right to water? With human rights scholar Dr Daphina Misiedjan.
Academiegebouw in de lente met mensen erbij en een bloembak
4 April 2019 16:15 - 17:15
In this inaugural lecture, professor Trevisanut will talk about her research and her future plans for the chair of International Law and Sustainability.
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News

14 February 2019
“We want to employ the greenhouse gas CO2 as a renewable feedstock.”
14 February 2019
Physical geographer Philip Minderhoud has studied soil subsidence in the Mekong delta. He will defend his dissertation on 15 February.
4 February 2019
Report and video registration of the Pathways to Sustainability conference 2019 with memorable keynotes by Diederik Samsom and Harvard Prof Sheila Jasanoff.
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