Centre for Environment and Sustainability

We were first established in 1992 by Professor Roland Clift, and are now an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development.

Download our brochure (PDF) to find out all about our centre and what we do here.

Study with us

We offer excellence in innovative PhD and EngD programmes which are embedded within multidisciplinary research, as well as numerous MSc courses and CPD and short courses.

Extracurricular study

Alongside your usual studies, we offer a free Global Graduate Award in Sustainability. This course will improve your understanding of the world we live in and enable you to gain an understanding of a wide range of issues affecting the sustainability of our planet.


Prosperity matters

The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) is an ESRC funded multi-institutional research centre, directed by Professor Tim Jackson. Their vision is to help humans live a better, healthier more prosperous life by looking at the economic, social, political and philosophical areas that will get us there.

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Centre for Environment and Sustainability
Arthur C Clarke building, Floor 2
University of Surrey