In this section, examples of Utrecht University Sustainability research are listed. It is a selection of different types of research approaches, illustrating the variety and scope of our scientific program and its impact on societal issues. This list does not provide a complete overview of all our research topics and will be updated regularly.
Inspired by colourful Mondriaan paintings, solar energy researchers have developed 'stained-glass’ panels that can generate electricity.
Utrecht University, the University of Toronto and the Chinese University of Hong Kong combine their local urban regions to carry out joint research.
To create reversing tidal flow and sediment transport on scale, Maarten Kleinhans built a twenty by three meters flume tilting back and forth.
Mark Eijkelboom joined an expedition to East Antarctica. They hope to gain a better understanding of the stability of the ice shelves.
Sea levels now rise faster than in the previous 3000 years. Human influence on the climate is the main reason for rising sea levels since 1970.
Utrecht University’s sustainability research in the field of climate change and ecosystems has the greatest impact worldwide, according to the Times Higher...
“Tens of meters of rising sea levels are locked away in Antarctica”, says Lenaerts. “And our research has shown that also East Antarctica is vulnerable to...