Our vision and aims

What sustainability means to us:

Meeting the social foundations of current and future generations while living responsibly within a healthy, natural environment.

Our vision:

Our vision is to enable individuals, communities and organisations to act towards a sustainable future through education, research and partnership.  We support interdisciplinary, cross-campus and cross-sectoral solutions to climate change.

We aim to:

  • Bring people, disciplines and sectors together for new insights.
  • Connect academic expertise with policy, business and activism.
  • Build capacity through mainstreaming sustainability education.

Our objectives are to:

  • Enable the University to lead and be part of the current global movement calling for sustainable solutions across all sectors.
  • Support, publicly promote, and help to coordinate the activities of staff (academic & professional) and students around sustainability​.
  • Leverage Scottish, UK, and International funding and multi-sector partnerships for future calls related to the climate emergency.