Sustainability is about the relationship between the current needs of humans and the development of these needs for future generations. Taking into account the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems, as well as the ability of these systems to adapt to inherently abrupt changes. In order to achieve a transition towards a sustainable society, you will acquire and further develop knowledge about the dynamics of the Earth’s natural and socio-economic systems, and -most importantly- knowledge about the interactions between these systems, on a global, regional and local scale in this Bachelor's programme. You will consider the main ways to achieve sustainability, for example by shifting towards renewable energy or recycling materials, while rethinking socio-economic structures.


Attention to sustainable development and innovation in order to maintain and preserve our planet, is important in education and research of the Faculty of Geosciences. The Bachelor’s programme Global Sustainability Science is part of the Undergraduate School Geosciences and is organised by the Department of Sustainable Development (Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development).


The study programme indicates the structure and progress of the bachelor's programme. Check the schedules to see how the academic year and the courses are organised. You can find more information on the different compulsory and (extra) optional components of the programme here.