As a civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence, Newcastle University is committed to solving, rather than merely describing, the great challenges of our age, and thus helping to frame a more optimistic global debate.
In the field of sustainability, the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) coordinates research across traditional discipline boundaries to deliver practical, engaged solutions to real-world issues, under the banner of Enough, For All, Forever.
Sustainability is one of three societal challenge themes on which University marshals a significant proportion of its research power, as part of our commitment to excellence with impact. In 2010, the first of these challenge themes, Ageing and Health, was successfully launched. 2011 saw the launch of Sustainability as the second, and this year sees the launch of the third and final societal challenge theme: Social Renewal.
Our ambition is to firmly establish Newcastle University as Europe’s leading centre of expertise in the principles and practice of sustainability. In pursuit of this ambition, we are focusing our efforts on our existing clusters of internationally-leading research around 10 cross-cutting thematic areas, each of which is headed by a senior academic Theme Coordinator.