Energy Systems Research Institute

The Energy Systems Research Institute tackles the global challenges that lie ahead in how we continue to generate, distribute and utilise energy.

Our vision is to establish a truly interdisciplinary systems-based research culture which encompasses the physical and social sciences, drawing on existing research excellence from across Cardiff University.

Latest news

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Energy Systems Research Institute brings European experts together

27 February 2018

Cardiff University has joined forces with the Vision2020 network to support energy systems researchers across Europe in forging new collaborations.

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Cardiff University to hold international energy event

12 May 2017

Energy Systems Research Institute will bring together academics, business and industry at Horizon 2020 event in Brussels

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Support for climate change in Europe

8 March 2017

New analysis shows the majority of people in UK, France, Germany and Norway believe that climate change is happening



Our researchers are drawn from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.

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Exploring a positive response to climate change through a combination of music and expert speakers.

About us

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About us

Discover more about who we are and our vision for the Energy Systems Research Institute.


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We aim to address the main overarching challenges facing our energy systems on an international scale.