Sustaining our Planet and People


We are on a mission to support the transformational changes that are necessary for human society to steer itself towards sustainable development. 


Through a collaborative approach and partnerships, our researchers are delivering research and innovations in areas such as climate action, clean energy, ocean, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, sustainable bio-economy and One Health. 


Our location on the Atlantic shore, surrounded by lakes, rivers and wetlands affords us a living laboratory. Our international reputation in this areas is led by research across all Colleges and by the work of our Ryan Institute and other research groups.

Read below for our latest news and some of our research projects in this area. To read about our university's research groups, click here and find our latest research vacancies here including our SFI Research Leader Programme.