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Suffolk Sustainability Institute (SSI)

The Suffolk Sustainability Institute is committed to tackling the causes of climate change. The impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are amongst the greatest threats to public health, the global economy and biodiversity. 

The aim is to make our research accessible to all and bring tangible benefits at a global, national and local scale in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation as we work towards a low carbon future through the active decarbonisation of the built environment, industry and physical infrastructure. 

Additionally, we aim to drive collaborative climate and sustainability-related research that has a real impact. The Institute will utilise the strengths of its researchers from within our schools and external partners to drive forward our research focus. 


 We will build an expert team within the University of Suffolk that will lead innovation and transformative multidisciplinary science that enables sustainable use of the Earth’s resources and that supports our regional and global communities to achieve Net Zero emissions 


To contribute to, and lead on, quality research, training, and innovation towards effective action on climate change, sustainable use of resources and a healthy environment. 


 The Institute’s research is centred on three key themes that span a range of emerging research disciplines and pressing urban and rural sustainability challenges: 

Green Infrastructure 

Sustainable Healthy Communities 

Energy and Resource Management 

Underpinning the themes is our commitment to translate the work to be useful to everyone. 

The Institute promotes applied research opportunity and knowledge exchange capability through its existing research projects, demonstration, and testing facilities including the new Ecolab Living Laboratory.  

If you would like more information on our research or to explore collaborative opportunities, please do get in touch with the Institute Director, Prof Darryl Newport: research@uos.ac.uk 


Sustainability Institute Themes

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The Suffolk Sustainability Institute (SSI) will provide a regional centre of excellence.

News & Events

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Upcoming events and news bulletins within the Suffolk Sustainability Institute.

Our People

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Take a look at who makes up the Suffolk Sustainability Institute.

Case Studies

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The Suffolk Sustainability Institute is working on a range of projects and case studies.

Get in Touch

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How to contact us.

Looking for a PhD?

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Get in touch with Suffolk Doctoral College.

Our Team

Darryl Newport (Professor of Energy and Sustainable Development) is the Director of the Suffolk Sustainability Institute at the University of Suffolk, UK.  He is adjunct Professor of Sustainable Materials Engineering at the University of East London. He has a wide research interest...

Cara provides administrative support for the Suffolk Sustainability and Digital Futures Institutes. Cara is also the administrator for the DigiTech Centre at Adastral Park. ...

Hannah is a Research Fellow at University of Suffolk in the Suffolk Sustainability Institute, where she leads on 'Green Infrastructure' (one of the three key research themes within the Institute) and works on digital innovation in public sector infrastructure, natural systems inclu...

Alison will be leading the Sustainable Healthy Communities theme within the Suffolk Sustainability Institute. Alison has extensive experience within higher education, particularly within architecture and the built environment, where she has led and developed both undergraduate and p...

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