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New networks for a changing world

The global human population is now approximately 7 billion and is predicted to reach at least 9 billion by 2050. Continued economic growth is necessary when many still live in poverty, but growth traditionally requires increased access to natural resources. This creates a dilemma, as many of the natural resources human societies are dependent upon are limited. We offer access to the many competences at the University of Copenhagen and welcome you to contact us for research purposes or strategic partnerships.

Use our research network

The Sustainability Science Centre offers an easy overview of relevant research groups and initiatives based at University of Copenhagen. In cooperation with researchers around the world, they gain access to the most current research results pertaining to sustainable development. Visit our Research pages for more information.

If you are a researcher looking for new colleagues at the University of Copenhagen to set up a cross-disciplinary study, you are welcome to contact the Sustainability Science Center directly for more information on how we can help you in the process.

Active collaborations

The sustainability challenges facing humankind require the concerted efforts of researchers from around the world to solve. Thus, in addition to active collaboration with other Danish universities, the University of Copenhagen supports the Sustainability Science Initiative of the International Association of Research Universities.

In 2014 we joined a strong sustainability collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark and the Copenhagen Business School. This Copenhagen Sustainability Initiative (COSI) brings together research, education and outreach from three leading universities.

In 2014, the Sustainabilty Science Center became a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Through a global network of universities, research  centers, and other knowledge institutions, the SDSN is supporting the international discussions on framing the Sustainability Development Goals, promoting high quality education and research collaboration for sustainable development and supporting governments in better understanding and addressing challenges for sustainable development.

The Sustainability Science Center was partner in A world you like. With a climate you like, the European Commission’s communication campaign on climate action.

Additional cooperative agreements have been entered or are under negotiation with the Stockholm Resilience Centre , Australian National University, the Gardarsholm Project in Iceland and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India. More are expected to follow.

Create strategic partnerships

Corporations can enter strategic partnerships with the Centre through a sponsorship, and access the sustainability competences at the University more generally for “sparring” in relation to internal and customer-related dialogue.