Featured news and events
Can the UK be a world leader? How a new Environment Act could help save the planet - a public talk from Tony Juniper CBE (5 October)
Should there be global governanace of the biosphere? A public talk with Angus Forbes (3 October)
Five reasons why businesses can benefit from working with a university
Towards a sustainable Earth
The Sustainable Earth Institute is about promoting a new way of thinking about the future of our world.
We bring researchers together with businesses, community groups and individuals to develop cutting-edge research and innovative approaches that build resilience to global challenges. We link diverse research areas across the University including science, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business.
If you’re an academic looking for a connection to industry, an organisation looking for academic research support or an individual who is inspired to work towards a sustainable future then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help.
We need to celebrate and recognise our complex, dynamic, and unique world - after all, good planets are hard to find.
Professor Iain Stewart, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute
The University of Plymouth are proud to be a partner on the Agri-Tech Cornwall project, a £10 million initiative to help the United Kingdom become a world leader in agricultural technology and sustainability.
Researchers from the University will share their expertise and collaborate with small and medium-sized Cornish companies to research the future sustainability of the sector.
United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project
The University of Plymouth is conducting independent research into perceptions and attitudes about the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power project in Cornwall.
Researchers are investigating what emotions people feel about geothermal power, the impact of the media on communications, and communications between companies interested in the technology and residents living near geothermal sites.
- Making positive changes for the future of our planet at Sustainable Earth 2018 12 June 2018
- University gets UNESCO backing to enhance global geoscience awareness 12 June 2018
- University commits to reduction of single use plastics 8 June 2018
- University of Plymouth welcomes entrepreneurs from Malaysia 10 May 2018
- University wins national newspaper award for sustainability 25 April 2018
- Tamar Valley Food Hubs 21 September 2018 15:30 - 15:45
- Tamar Valley Food Hubs 28 September 2018 15:30 - 15:45
- Should there be global governance of the biosphere? 3 October 2018 18:30 - 20:00
- Can the UK be a world leader? How a new Environment Act could help save the planet 5 October 2018
- The Cold Economy 30 October 2018 19:00 - 21:00
Sustainability courses and programmes
Plymouth offers a range of sustainability themed courses and programmes, including architecture, entrepreneurship, consultancy, design, engineering and planning.Find out more about our courses and programmes
Professor Stephen Sterling, Chair of the Sustainability Executive Group
A whole institutional approach to sustainability
University of Plymouth has an established reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in the higher education sector for sustainability.Find out more about sustainability at Plymouth