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Sustainable research

Sustainable development research is a key strength across a wide range of our subject areas.

We are internationally recognised as being among the top tier of Britain’s research-intensive universities. This is reflected in a number of major funding awards and the establishment of a number of cross-discipline University Research Institutes.

Cardiff Sustainable Finance Research Group

We aim to be a frontier institute in international arena that cultivates a vibrant and collaborative environment for innovative and impactful research on sustainability and finance.

Centre for Low Carbon Built Environment

We have been providing evidence to support the implementation of low carbon technologies in the built environment for more than 15 years.

Hydrological engineering in Switzerland

Centre for Resilience and Environmental Change

We investigate the causes and consequences of changes in the Earth system, in the ocean, atmosphere and on land, from the geological past into the present and future petroleum resources.

Centre for Sustainable Building Conservation

We address critical challenges for the future care of built heritage with respect to climate change, social and environmental sustainability.

China-UK Research Centre for Eco-Cities and Sustainable Development

We are a collaborative venture between Cardiff University and Hefei University of Technology and pursue an innovative research agenda on the development, management and sustainability of cities.

Digital Transformation Innovation Institute

Leading the transformation to a secure, fair, and resilient digital age for all.

Modern Slavery and Social Sustainability Research Group

A high profile, cutting edge, proactive research collaboration on modern slavery and social sustainability, the first of its kind in Wales and the UK.

Net Zero Innovation Institute

Providing solutions for a net zero future.

Research Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Food (SURF)

The Research Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Food (SURF) carries out world-class research into food geographies - with a special attention for the role of cities and regions.

Sustainable Geoenvironments

Our group conducts applied research into the interactions between the geosphere and human and environmental well-being.

Sustainable and Responsible Supply Chain (SRSC) Forum

Cardiff Business School is recognised for global leadership in sustainability, supply chain management and procurement.

Sustainable Systems and Structures

Detecting and preventing damage in materials and structures in automotive, manufacturing and aerospace engineering.

Masthead for Sustainable Waters Research Institute

Water Research Institute

Addressing the grand challenge of sustaining water for people and ecosystems in a changing world.