Institute for Sustainability



We provide leadership and innovation in sustainability demonstration and research.

Approach to research
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We focus on research excellence and interdisciplinarity to deliver practical, engaged solutions to real-world sustainability issues.

Our role is to bridge boundaries in sustainability research and be highly collaborative with industry, academia, policymakers and communities both in the UK and internationally.

We act to develop and strengthen relationships which support regional, national and international interdisciplinary research relating to sustainability.

Through our available funding calls and support services, we aim to foster and promote new or emerging collaborations and partnerships that cross traditional boundaries.

We draw upon our areas of established research excellence to:
  • apply research efforts around three global research challenges    
  • support internal and collaborating partners to identify and initiate practical engaged solutions to real-world sustainability issues that combine multiple disciplines
  • demonstrate solutions