The Institute will seek to carry out interdisciplinary research which recognises the fundamental links between society, economic development and the natural world, which provides the resources upon which all prosperity depends. The Institute aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to facilitate debate and cross fertilisation of ideas from academia, industry, government and civil society. The ISW will develop interdisciplinary activities across all three faculties to provide an integrated and innovative approach to education and research.
The ISW actively welcomes engagement and participation by a wide range of organisations and individuals. Information and research outputs will be communicated through publications made available with the aim of providing reliable data and information for policy and decision makers, researchers and the public.
The ISW will provide a forum to deliver an interdisciplinary approach to education, research and training for sustainability.