Research and Knowledge Exchange

About our research into sustainability

Research is critical to Kingston University's distinctiveness, success and sustainability in an increasingly competitive higher education environment. As a university with a professional and technical focus, business engagement, knowledge exchange, and professional practice are at the heart of our identity. We support multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ways to address existing and emerging issues.

Research Excellence Framework

In the 2022 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 70% of our research was considered either world-leading or internationally excellent, and we are continuing to build our research reputation by fostering a collaborative, outward-looking research culture across the institution.

Research Centres and Projects

Several sustainability research projects at Kingston University engage Kingston students and stakeholders in tackling sustainability from the environmental, social, economic and cultural pillars.

Sustainability and UN SDGs research projects

Sustainability research groups within the University

Responsible Innovation Sustainability Entrepreneurship (RISE)

Responsible Innovation Sustainability Entrepreneurship (RISE) comprises researchers who share an interest in the transformation of society through the promotion and diffusion of sustainable technologies.