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A fair wage for global garment industry workers?

Research by Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) has found that Western European garment industry workers in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries earn only half of the living wage.

Celebrating Women in Engineering

To mark International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2017, we talk to doctoral student Paschalia Mavrou to get the inside track on what attracted her to engineering and the exciting discoveries she’s making every day.

Chemical engineer and environmental analyst Professor Roland Clift awarded top honour by professional body

The University of Surrey is proud to announce that Professor Roland Clift has been awarded the highest honour of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the George E Davis Medal. Read on to discover over half a century of one individual’s outstanding contributions to chemical engineering and his tireless efforts in securing a sustainable future for our planet.

Getting CLEVER about throwaway devices

The average person in the UK has a new mobile phone every two years, leading to vast amounts of electronic waste going into landfill. An outreach project by environmental researchers at Surrey has targeted teenagers to find ways of tackling this global challenge.

Environmentalists pioneer research on implementing ‘absolute sustainability’

The University’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability has collaborated with a major UK company to identify how global organisations can work within ‘Planetary Boundaries’ rather than focusing on improvements relative to their previous performance.

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