Sustainable Earth Institute

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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 to find out how we can help

Sustaining life on Earth 

The sustainability of life rests on the precarious balance between the interconnected health of our Earth, oceans and atmosphere. In turn, the stewardship of this complex system depends on the interconnected efforts of all those who rely on it.
The Sustainable Earth Institute (SEI) connects the university’s world leading research and expertise with the wider world. We bring together researchers from natural and social sciences, engineering, arts, humanities, health and business, to take an interdisciplinary, systems-thinking approach to help tackle sustainability challenges.
Our research responds to the call of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, contributing to both global efforts, and the needs identified locally where our capabilities can make a difference. 
We engage with all sectors – private, public and third – to work together on innovative solutions for a more sustainable Earth.
We need to protect our dynamic and unique world – after all, good planets are hard to find.

Explore projects responding to Sustainable Development Goals

Centre for Systems Thinking: Ocean, Land and Society

The Centre for Systems Thinking: Ocean, Land and Society champions a whole-system transdisciplinary approach to solutions-oriented research to improve planetary health. The Centre brings together an unrivalled critical mass of catchment-coast-ocean expertise from across the University’s Strategic Research Institutes to address 21st century challenges alongside national and international policy. 

<p>Plymouth, UK: Marina Drone Photos, credit:&nbsp;Drone Motion Stock, courtesy of Shutterstock<br></p><p>Centre for Systems Thinking lead image</p>

Discover more

Sustainability is embedded not just in research across the University but also in our course provision, education methods and campus operations.

Dartmoor expedition

Sustainability courses and programmes
Plymouth offers a range of sustainability themed courses and programmes across many disciplines.

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Sustainability education
Discover how the Centre for Sustainable Futures works to embed sustainability across our faculties.

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Sustainability operations
Explore how the University is committed to sustainability across campus and all aspects of its operation.

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