Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Find out more about the projects we are undertaking to help the contribute towards research and teaching.

Be Sustainable

"Be Sustainable" is a short, free online course that offers an introduction to our department and explains the various ways in which we support the University in becoming a more sustainable place. It covers topics such as energy, resource efficiency, travel and buying fairly. The training can also be delivered in a workshop format.

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Staff project grants

The fund is designed to encourage the development or maintenance of projects or initiatives that improve campus sustainability and the University’s environmental performance, reduce emissions and promote positive behaviour change.

Apply for the grant

Public engagement

We run event series to engage the public and the staff and student community with social responsibility and sustainability issues. We also promote research and opportunities through our communication channels.

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The University as a Living Lab

LL SRS living lab architecture studio
For us, treating the University as a Living Lab means using our own academic and student research capabilities to solve social responsibility and sustainability issues relating to our infrastructure and practices.

Academic network

SRS academic network - dots connected by lines
The SRS Academic Network was established in 2014 to be an interdisciplinary community of research and teaching staff at the University of Edinburgh interested in social responsibility and sustainability themes. PhD students are welcome to join as well as academic staff.

Student opportunities

Event volunteers
Learn about the opportunities for students.

Degrees, courses and pathways

The University offers a number of degrees and courses to develop students' knowledge, skills and experience, and to enable them to contribute effectively to tackling global challenges in Scotland and worldwide.

Mapping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the University Curriculum

SDG Sustainability Development Goals
The Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability established a curriculum review pilot project to identify teaching related to the Sustainable Development Goals in the Business School’s curriculum.