Purpose of the Sustainable Development Network
The University of Glasgow has a significant history of sustainability-related research involving at least 10% of academic staff. This represents a spread of expertise across all four Colleges. The University's expertise also includes satellite centres such as the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), the Dumfries campus and the Scottish Centre for Ecology and Natural Environmental (SCENE) at Rowardennan, Loch Lomond.
The rationale for a new Sustainable Development Network is to link the University's four Colleges in a more coherent way that will offer cross-cutting inter-disciplinary research to tackle some of the major global sustainability challenges and to present a unified front to stakeholders and the external world. The idea is also to link with the Research Councils UK inter-disciplinary agenda: Living with Environmental Change.