Researchers across all disciplines at the University of Bath work directly or indirectly tackling challenges related to the climate emergency, many in collaboration with local organisations and businesses to deliver impact.
The Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) is a multidisciplinary organsiation working with more than 100 businesses to decarbonise industry and scale up sustainable technologies through major projects such as IDRIC, which brings together industry and academia to cut industrial greenhouse gases and iCAST, which will help businesses to scale up new sustainable chemical technology research to help tackle the global challenges of the climate emergency, sustainable development and plastics pollution.
The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) supports the automotive industry to develop ultra-low and zero-emission vehicles. The IAAPS team has supported propulsion research for over 40 years and offers a unique combination of academic and industrial expertise in all propulsion types.
The Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) is a global hub for understanding the systemic and society-wide transformations that are required to address climate change. It researches and develops the social transformations needed to produce a low-carbon and sustainable society; at the core of CAST’s work is a fundamental question of enormous social significance: “How can we as a society live differently – and better – in ways that meet the urgent need for rapid and far-reaching emission reductions?”.
The Centres for Innovative Construction Materials (CICM), and Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn). Both centres are based in Dept. Architecture & Civil Engineering: CICM conducts innovative research and consultancy in sustainable construction materials, building technologies, and structural engineering; EDEn conducts innovative research and consultancy in sustainable building design and environmental engineering, including renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Centre for Business, Organisations and Society (CBOS) is rethinking business in a sustainable society; providing the evidence base to get there.
The Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment (I-SEE) looks at sustainable energy and the environment. It brings together academic, industry and policy experts to present, review and discuss topics of popular interest in the UK and global energy sector.
The Centre for Development Studies' interdisciplinary and collaborative researchers engage with international development policy and practice. The work of CDS links development to pursuit of human wellbeing, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and social justice. It reflects the complexity of development as a contested concept, and the contribution diversity, plurality and collaboration can make to understanding development.
The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is a lead partner in the COP26 Universities Network. The IPR works with scientists, engineers and social scientists to research and develop solutions to the interconnected economic, social and environmental challenges we face in the UK and globally.
The Institute for Mathematical Innovation is leading the delivery of multi-disciplinary and mathematically grounded research contextualised by real-world, societal and industrial challenge.
The stories showcased in the 2021 REF impact case studies(Research Excellence Framework) bring to life how our research is: