Centre for Environment and Sustainability

The Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) is an internationally-acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development.  It takes an inter-disciplinary approach to the analysis of sustainable systems, integrating strong, engineering based approaches with insights from the social sciences to develop action-oriented, policy relevant responses to long-term environmental and social issues.  CES’ leading-edge Masters and Doctoral programmes equip students for careers towards a sustainable future.

CES prides itself in providing a friendly and supportive environment in which our internationally and culturally diverse group of students and staff can flourish.

P3Connect - Talks

We are pleased to announce another event in our series of talks called P3Connect where we invite industry experts to share their experiences and insights in sustainability. 

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Internationally-Acclaimed Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Development

Inter-Disciplinary Research for Long-Term Social and Environmental Change

Integrating Innovative Research, Teaching and Advice

EdieLive in Birmingham

  • Tuesday 23 May. 2017

  • Wednesday 24 May. 2017

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CES 25th Anniversary Event

  • Wednesday 05 Jul. 2017

  • Thursday 06 Jul. 2017

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New categorisation of food scares will help develop strategies to prevent food chain being compromised

Researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new comprehensive categorisation of food scares, a new study in the British Food Journal reports.

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Sustainability leader who questioned exponential economic growth expands on his vision for tomorrow’s economy

A new edition of Prosperity Without Growth – the landmark work by Professor Tim Jackson – was launched at a special event on 19 December at the University of Surrey, which also celebrated his appointment as 2016 Hillary Laureate. Professor Jackson is a leading figure in sustainability and the founder and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey.

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Operationalising 'absolute sustainability’ in relation to natural capital

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