Research facilities and centres on our Cornwall Campuses

The Environment and Sustainability Institute

The University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute leads cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research into solutions to problems of environmental change; in so doing we are enhancing people's lives by improving their relationships with the environment. Read more.

Science and Engineering Research Support Facility

This £5.5 million development is bringing pioneering business, science and engineering together at the Penryn Campus. It offers a home for the University of Exeter Business School, the Marine Renewables team, and the Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC). Read more.

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health

Based at the University of Exeter’s Truro Campus in Cornwall, the Centre focuses on the interconnections between the environment, human health and wellbeing, specifically on emerging threats from climate change, chemical pollutants and antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Read more.

The Centre for Ecology and Conservation

The Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC), based at the Penryn Campus, focuses on organismal biology and is an integral part of the discipline of Biosciences. It is the fastest growing institute of its kind in the UK, and our internationally respected researchers work at study sites around the world, and facilitate teaching at the leading edge of research. Read more.

Camborne School of Mines

Camborne School of Mines is one of the world's most famous mining schools, working at the forefront of Geoscience subjects including deposit geology, geotechnics, minerals engineering and paleoclimate. Read more.

The Centre for Geography, Environment and Society

The Centre for Geography, Environment and Society on the Penryn Campus delivers innovative teaching and research on humans’ impact on the natural world, at a range of geographical scales, from local landscapes to global climate systems. Read more.

The Institute of Cornish Studies

The Institute of Cornish Studies is a partnership between the University of Exeter and Cornwall Council, which combines academic research and teaching with community engagement. It seeks to promote a greater knowledge of historical and contemporary Cornwall. Read more.