We are a leader in energy and environmental research, ranging from nuclear power and climate change issues, to environmental economics. It will be an area of huge policy focus in coming years as our dependence on the environment increases.
Our environment must be given very careful attention and the public policy around it is a very important field. Here are our research centres and institutes specialising in these areas.
Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI)
A centre of excellence researching environmental sustainability and consumption issues. The SCI is looking at ways to help governments, households, businesses, charities and NGOs move to more environmentally sustainable living. The SCI has been set up against the background of the global threat from climate change.
The University's team in the Tyndall partnership provides policy-influencing insights on energy and climate change. The Tyndall Centre is a partnership that brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists to develop sustainable responses to climate change. The centre aims to facilitate sustainable routes for adapting to climate change through policy, behavioural and technological innovation and robust decision-support tools.
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB)
The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) is the first university-based, purpose-built interdisciplinary research institute of its kind in the UK. MIB are experts and policy influencers in emerging areas of excellence in the wider biotechnology field; including medical biotechnology and therapeutics, biofuels and energy and industrial biotechnology.
Dalton Nuclear Institute
The Dalton Nuclear Institute is the most advanced academic nuclear research capability in the UK. Through academic and industrial interdisciplinary collaboration, the institute plays a key role in providing the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a low-carbon future through nuclear energy. It has many strategic partnerships with government, industry and academia - ensuring that their research programmes have direct relevance and policy influence to the nuclear sector.