A community of experts from across Lancaster University working together to address today’s biggest environmental challenges.
Research into Sustainability
Lancaster University is contributing to a sustainable future through world-leading research and collaborations with partner organisations and communities, encompassing social, health, economic and environmental sustainability.
Lancaster University had been awarded a Gold rating for Environmental Impact as part of the QS World University Rankings 2022.
Assessing research related to six of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the QS has awarded institutions around the world with medals based on their focus on ‘Environmental Impact’. The gold-rated SDGs are affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), responsible consumption and production (SDG 12), climate action (SDG 13), life below water (SDG 14) and life on land (SDG 15).
Examples of our research
Experts from across Lancaster University working with global partners to develop secure and sustainable energy supplies.
Researching and bringing together social and environmental sustainability into purposeful business strategy.
Lancaster’s Institute for Social Futures works innovatively across disciplinary boundaries linking science, social science and humanities.
A joint research institute between Lancaster University and Sunway University to investigate building sustainable cities.
Developing solutions for clean and sustainable growth with businesses, communities and wider partners.
Behavioural insight into plastic packaging and it’s role in society and peoples’ lives.
Analysis of the global, national and local movements of people, objects, capital, information to address the climate emergency.
Don't Ditch It returns
The Don’t Ditch It, Donate It project is back! Each year, between June and September, donation points are set up all around campus for students to donate their unwanted household items when moving out of campus accommodation. The project offers a live example of a circular economy, ensuring that items such as clothes, homeware, kitchenware, books and more are reused within the local community instead of ending up in landfills.