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Sustainability Research Institute (SRI)

The Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) is UEL's centre of excellence for environmental research and development. We collaborate with industry, government, public agencies and charities to enable changes in physical infrastructure and social capital that benefits the environment, promotes sustainable living and creates a carbon neutral society.

SRI staff at work

Welcome to the SRI

Established in 2001, the SRI was one of the first dedicated sustainability research institutes in the UK and we have since built an excellent international reputation by applying our ground breaking research and development in the real world.

Our work focuses on a range of emerging research fields and pressing urban and rural sustainability challenges and is centred on three key themes:

  • Green infrastructure – spanning areas such peatland ecology and conservation, the design and monitoring of urban green infrastructure and invertebrate conservation
  • Resource Management – encompassing materials engineering, energy efficiency and the circular economy.
  • Sustainable Living – covering adaptive governance and community engagement and asset management.

The SRI is a prime example of UEL’s tradition of cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer. Working with partners across the UK and around the world, our work addresses the critical issues for creating more resilient urban and rural communities. Our results orientated innovation expertise, state of art test sites and facilities, and cross sectoral networks allows us to punch far above our weight.

Professor Darryl Newport – Director – Sustainability Research Institute

Professor of Sustainable Materials Engineering

Contact Us

General inquiries to the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) can be made to:

Daiva Ruguckiene, SRI Administrator

Tel: +44 20 8223 6506

Sustainability Research Institute (SRI)
University of East London
Sports Dock Building
Docklands campus
4-6 University Way
London E16 2RD

We are based in UEL's Docklands campus which has excellent public transport links. Please click here to view a map