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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Considering a plant-based diet? FOUR sustainability reasons to support you this Veganuary @CES_Surrey @iemanethttps://t.co/SSxFq2aBNY
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Latest blog posts


Whole life thinking, supply networks, SDGs and a waterless urinal

By Erica Russell, Doctoral Practitioner, University of Surrey We all know construction is fragmented,...


2019 Fearless Forecast for the Planet

Blog by Jen Horn, MSc Sustainable Development 2018-2019 Though conversations on environmental sustainability...

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