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 vision of Pathways to Sustainability is: Joining forces within the university and society to explore pathways to just and sustainable futures for all.
Its mission is to create a vibrant community fostering new research collaborations to explore pathways to sustainability, guided by the principle that scientific rigor meets societal relevance.
Rigor meets relevance
At Utrecht University rigor meets relevance. It is a place of discussion and scholarship, where the enhanced understanding of human-nature relationships meets the active advancement of the capacity for innovation and renewal to create a sustainable and just global society.
Vibrant and inspiring community
Utrecht University is a place of invention, inspiration and community spirit. A safe place for a meeting of minds, both from within the university and beyond. Utrecht University is a place where new ideas are discussed and new societal strategies are born.
Pathways to Sustainability advances innovative research via selected thematic areas. The focus will be on identifying and understanding transformative pathways in four so-called hubs. Within the hubs communities will be shaping up and outreach will be undertaken.