Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Global Sustainability Institute

We're committed to playing a key role in developing practical solutions to the sustainability challenges we all face, both locally and globally. We do this through research and education - bringing together the information needed to make decisions, with the people capable of taking action.

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What we're working on

Global risk and resilience

We explore limits to growth, and the potential impact of resource constraints on the global economy.

Latest evidence on limits to growth and resource constraints

Consumption and change

We focus on sustainable consumption, and how people experience the world and come to act in different ways.

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Ecosystems and human wellbeing

We explore the interactions between people and the natural environment.

Explore the complex interactions between ecosystems and humans
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Education for Sustainability

We work to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and values they will need to build a more responsible future.

Find here:

  • sustainability research
  • resources for staff - to include in any course
  • projects with local communities
  • EfS workshops and events
  • how to get involved
More about Education for Sustainability (EfS)
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Postgraduate degrees

We offer three postgraduate study opportunities: MSc and PhD Sustainability and a Professional Doctorate.

Our postgraduate degrees PhD opportunities with EfS

About the GSI

Challenges facing humanity: we're committed to playing a key role in developing practical solutions.

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How can we guarantee a stable and sustainable future?

Sights set on sustainability

Professor Aled Jones, Director of the Global Sustainability Institute at ARU, on how universities are partnering with business and governments to identify issues that could cause disorder and privation - and working together to avoid them.

Sustainability and ARU