Think tank

Institute for Sustainability

Newcastle, United Kingdom

The Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) coordinates research across traditional discipline boundaries to deliver practical, engaged solutions to real-world issues, under the banner of Enough, For All, Forever. Sustainability is one of three societal challenge themes on which the Newcastle University marshals a significant proportion of its research power, as part of its commitment to excellence with impact. Its ambition is to firmly establish Newcastle University as Europe's leading centre of expertise in the principles and practice of sustainability. In pursuit of this ambition, it is focusing its efforts on specific clusters of internationally-leading research around 10 cross-cutting thematic areas, each of which is headed by a senior academic Theme Coordinator, who works closely with the Institute Director and the Director of Research to deliver an integrated, top-level contribution to the global sustainability debate. - Energy - Water - Transport - Marine - Food - Terrestrial - Urban and Rural Economy - Products and Processes - Health and Environment - Justice and Governance The last thematic cluster, 'Justice and Governance', under-pins all the others, providing the ethical and organisational principles from which specific interventions can be developed. The Institute is served by a small support team, which draws together the thematic inputs and provides opportunities for collaborative research and engagement between thematic areas.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sustainability

Address:
The Key Building, Newcastle University, Firebrick Avenue, Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TQ, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
2008
Age (years)
Institute for Sustainability
 13
United Kingdom average
 35
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Professor Philip McGowan
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2016): Professor Phil Taylor
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Institute for Sustainability
 10
United Kingdom average
 52
Global average
 120
2016
Institute for Sustainability
 16
% Female staff
2019
Institute for Sustainability
 20%
United Kingdom average
45% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Institute for Sustainability
 10%
United Kingdom average
32% 
Global average
34% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Institute for Sustainability
 17
United Kingdom average
 50
Global average
 6,666
2015
Institute for Sustainability
 63

Social

Likes (2019)
Institute for Sustainability
 326
United Kingdom average
 14,307
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2016)
Institute for Sustainability
 487
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Institute for Sustainability
 1,557
United Kingdom average
 24,104
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2017)
Institute for Sustainability
 1,913
Followers (2016)
Institute for Sustainability
 1,641

Data notes

Last updated: 11/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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