Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance


The Radboud Centre for Sustainability Challenges (RCSC) aspires to be the hub for all research and education related to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. We work on enhanced interdisciplinary activities in this field.

In the news

Radboud researchers are frequently interviewed or cited in news articles related to sustainability. Below you find the most recent articles (often in Dutch):


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Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance

The Earth System Governance conference is coming to Nijmegen!
From October 24 until October 26 2023, the Radboud Conference on Earth System Governance will be hosted in Nijmegen by Radboud University and the Earth System Governance Project. The conference is organized by the Radboud Centre for Sustainability Challenges (RCSC) and will be part of the University’s celebrations of its 100-year anniversary.

Radboud Global PhD Programme on Sustainability Challenges

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International off campus PhD programme for mid- and end-career sustainability professionals in the public, private and civil society sectors.

Are you interested in doing independent scientific research based on your professional experience on sustainability? Would you like to do PhD research relevant for your professional context? Then the Radboud Global PhD Programme on Sustainability Challenges is the opportunity for you.

Sustainability as a compulsory part of education

As a compulsory part of education, every student in Nijmegen will be educated on sustainability. What does this mean for the study programmes?


This overview shows a selection of recent publications on sustainability questions by Radboud University researchers:

Fivash, G.S., Temmink, R.J.M., D'Angelo, M., Dalen, J. van, Lengkeek, W., Didderen, K., Heide, T. van der & Bouma, T.J. (2021). Restoration of biogeomorphic systems by creating windows of opportunity to support natural establishment processes. Ecological Applications:e02333.

Huang, S., Tucker, M.A., Hertel, A., Eyres, A. & Albrecht, J. (2021). Scale-dependent effects of niche specialisation: The disconnect between individual and species ranges. Ecology Letters.

Gürtler, K., Beer, D. L., & Herberg, J. (2021). Scaling just transitions: Legitimation strategies in coal phase-out commissions in Canada and Germany. Political Geography, 88, 102406.