The University of Edinburgh


OPENspace Bringing together experts in landscape architecture, environmental psychology, human geography, forestry, quality of life measures and design for all ages and abilities. Addressing the full spectrum of open space environments – from city parks and squares to remote rural landscapes –their work informs policy on health and wellbeing, social inclusion, countryside access and sustainable […]


SKAPE The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy at Edinburgh (SKAPE) brings together academic researchers across a range of disciplines, as well as policy practitioners, to examine the relationships and intersections between different types of science and knowledges on policy, including in environment and sustainability.

One Health Archaeology Research Group

One Health Archaeology Research Group The One Health Archaeology Research Group provides a forum to support interdisciplinary approaches for the study of past human, animal and environmental health and the contribution of these long-term records to current global health challenges.

Design Informatics

Design Informatics The Institute for Design Informatics draws on user centred and participatory design methods to develop design driven solutions in a range of areas including to support conditions associated with sustainable living.

Energy & Sustainability

Energy & Sustainability Led by the cross-College Energy@Ed network, which incorporates expertise from social science, business, law and architecture, as well as through close collaboration with ECCI. Research explores issues around design and governance of energy systems and infrastructures across the world, including in lower income settings, as well as legal, economic and political dimensions of […]

Centre for Business, Climate Change & Sustainability

Centre for Business, Climate Change & Sustainability Members of the Centre for Business, Climate Change, and Sustainability work in five main areas of research: • Accounting for Climate Change and Sustainability • Doing Business Sustainably • Financing a Sustainable World • Transforming to a Sustainable Society • Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy

Edinburgh Climate Change institute (ECCI)

Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI) ECCI is a physical and virtual hub for climate change research, skills, knowledge exchange and innovation. Harnessing academic staff expertise from the University of Edinburgh and beyond, they collaborate with governments, business and academics to help facilitate interdisciplinary interactions across natural and social sciences, guiding research and its translation to […]

Edinburgh Earth Initiative (EEI)

Edinburgh Earth Initiative (EEI) EEI is set up to draw on strengths from across the University and work with global partners to deliver ambitious solutions for a future that effectively manages and mitigates the effects of climate change.

Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems

Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems  seeks to understand the drivers of food system and planetary health challenges, and drive the development of mutually beneficial solutions through our unique breadth of expertise, holistic approach and strong partnerships.