The University is committed to addressing today’s global challenges and is funding six new Beacons of Excellence to champion our field-leading response to these key challenges.

  • Rights Lab - a community with a shared vision of ending slavery in our lifetime
  • Future Food - addressing the challenge of feeding an ever growing world population
  • Propulsion Futures - identifying new ways of moving people and goods while reducing our reliance on fossil fuels
  • Green Chemicals - securing the sustainable bioeconomy of the future
  • Smart Industrial Systems - technology research that will enhance the way we live, work, play and travel
  • Precision Imaging - transforming healthcare with pioneering imaging

SHAping Sustainable Futures Hub is an online research hub aiming to demonstrate how social science research at the University of Nottingham is helping to shape a more sustainable future. 

Other research areas driving innovation within the fields of environment and sustainability include:

During COP26 and COP27, the annual UN conferences on climate change, the university has highlighted how our research and work tackle key environmental issues and help policymakers and partners accelerate change.

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Sustainability Team

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