Untraceable University

The Untraceable University is a large-scale experiment into social and ecological restoration. There are many inspiring examples of alternative systems applied at small scale or by niche groups - from eco-villages and industrial symbiosis sites, to regenerative agriculture and communal living. There is also growing research on sustainable transitions, on the material requirements for well-being, and on opportunities for societal re-imaginings. But we don't have enough examples of how to transform research and experience into a large-scale implementation, that is both integrated and scalable by design. Untraceable University takes that leap forward by daring to try out — in real life — the best of our current knowledge and wisdom on how to build regenerative societies.

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The Untraceable University Research Initiative brings together researchers, students, and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines to validate, refine, and prepare the strategy for this unique campus-city. Currently, the Untraceable University Research Initiative is building a consortium of partners, with a strong focus on participation from the Global South. We are looking for partners in all disciplines that might … Read more


Knowledge creation and sharing around the Untraceable University will take place through various outreach as well as teaching-and-feedback efforts. Teaching is involves both university students, but also members of the public.

The first phase of the teaching programme is a Summer School, which will be launched to allow participants from a wide variety of backgrounds to come together and engage … Read more

Join the Untraceable University Research Initiative

Find out how you can link your research to feed into the Untraceable University's research objectives.


Do you engage in academic research? Find out how you can make your research align with the goals of the Untraceable University.

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Do you supervise bachelor or master students? Support our research by offering your students topics and research questions related to our project.

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Do you teach classes at university or other academic institutions? We are happy to provide course assignments or a guest lecture to your students.

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Are you looking for a topic of investigation as part of a bachelor degree or master dissertation? Link your work with our research priorities.

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