Teesside University Sustainability story
The University recognises that they must do more and are currently working on targets for substantially reducing their carbon footprint; further investment to deliver a step change in the sustainability of their estate; and a wider approach to engaging their communities through the ethos of co-commitment.
In June 2023, Teesside University opened the new Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre (NZIIC). Based at Teesside Advanced Manufacturing Park, the £13 million site is intended to act as a national centre of excellence for net-zero technologies, addressing the climate crisis through industry partnerships, skills development and research. NZIIC is part of an even bigger Net Zero Innovation Hub that is bringing together expert insight, resources and partnerships to grow net zero capabilities and opportunities, helping to create hundreds more clean energy jobs.
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Putting sustainability at the core is integral to the university’s ‘future facing learning framework’ that encourages students to become socially and ethically engaged. Focusing on research and innovation that shape the future without taking responsibility for their environmental impact today would undermine the university’s ethos and ambition to make a real difference in the lives of people.
The NZIIC will be industry-led and industry-focused in its approach, working with business partners and key organisations in developing new approaches to tackle the impact of waste and pollution on the environment. This co-creation is an essential element to overall success as it utilises partners’ expertise in industrial decarbonisation, sustainable processes and the circular economy.
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Increasing the sustainability of the university’s campus and facilities.
Engaging communities and industry partners.