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.

Our brochure

CES brochure 2018
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Being an MSc student at CES

Our full-time and part-time postgraduate students talk about their time here at the University.

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.

Athena Swan Bronze Award 2018

Our centre has been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze award underlining our commitment to equality and diversity within our centre and the wider University.

View our videos

Professor Richard Murphy talks about the centre and we have Johan Rockström discussing his latest research on the planetary boundaries.

Prosperity Matters

The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) is an ESRC funded multi-institutional research centre, coordinated from the University of Surrey under the direction of Prof Tim Jackson.

Stay connected


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University of Surrey celebrates the power of plants as anti-stress garden comes to RHS Chelsea Flower Show :… https://t.co/1reAu1lRju
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USA student, Lia Papazoglou, discusses why she chose to study the Sustainable Development MSc at @UniSurreyNews https://t.co/As6xPpAUAd
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Jaqi Lee from @CES_Surrey discussing transparency in fashion @Drapers #DrapersSustainableFashion https://t.co/0UAT5997BW
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Thinking about career development and sustainability? @CES_Surrey our 5 day intensive modules are a perfect way to… https://t.co/778g7imRH7

Latest blog posts


Can volunteering help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

By Lia Papazoglou, MSc student at the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, March 2019 In June 2018,...


Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering

Luke Deamer is a doctoral practitioner in sustainability sponsored by Keller plc, the world’s largest...

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