Institute for Sustainability

The creation of a pan-university Institute for Sustainability demonstrates the University of Surrey’s commitment to be at the forefront of interdisciplinary sustainability research. This Institute will increase the scale and enhance the excellence of the University’s research and innovation in priority areas. Through cross-faculty, interdisciplinary collaborations, and business and external partner engagement, we will break new ground, producing world-class research and effecting significant change.

The Institute is due to be launched in the second half of 2022, once the director is in-role.

Our vision

Our vision is a world where everyone lives fulfilling and healthy lives within the limits of the planet, facilitated by environmental protection and social equity being deeply engrained in the basic values of people and organisations.

The mission

The Institute’s mission is for the University of Surrey to be a critical player in the global transition to sustainable living for everyone, through interdisciplinary research and innovation in partnership with national and international organisations, education and civic engagement.

Please note: These are examples only, the Institute's core research and innovation priorities will be determined once the director has been appointed.

Get in touch

For more information, please contact us:

Sustainability team

Nathalie Hinds, Partnerships Manager