Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development
(2003; Utrecht University; 130 staff;

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development is a “scientific institute for sustainability research and teaching at Utrecht University.” It strives to create a “positive impact on the transition to a sustainable society through the development of excellent and relevant knowledge, to influence political and private decisions by communicating this knowledge and by educating the change agents of the future.” Consequently, it strives to “make a difference the exploration of a sustainable world” by “influencing political and private decisions” through its wide range of activities.


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Leadership: Marko Hekkert (Chairman)

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