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Institute for Sustainability

Science and Technology Driven Sustainability

Who we are


We are a community of researchers delivering world-class research in sustainability that pushes boundaries among disciplines. We solve challenges using a wide-angle, whole-systems approach complemented by a depth of scientific understanding, and build partnerships that help us keep our focus on real-world problems.

In the spotlight

The Institute's most recent highlights


A look back at 2022

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Following the launch of our new Institute, we reflect upon our most significant achievements in 2022.

Our research


From innovation centres working directly with industry to bring products to market and decarbonise industry, to real-time monitoring of chemical reactions and improvement of membranes, our projects are interdisciplinary in nature, crossing traditional boundaries between science and engineering to develop new sustainable technologies.

We design molecules, materials and manufacturing processes to enable a circular economy and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and take a whole-systems perspective to measuring and embedding sustainability in decision making, using methods from industrial ecology to understand the full environmental footprint of our products and activities.

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About Us

The University of Bath Institute for Sustainability brings together fundamental and applied science and engineering, and whole systems approaches; applying interdisciplinarity across its research, training, education, collaboration, policy, public engagement and knowledge exchange activities.


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