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Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

Faculty of the Environment and Sustainability

The Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy delivers world-leading research and education, and leads the University Strategy 2030 vision to take meaningful action on the climate emergency and ecological crisis

About us

The Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy is a vibrant interdisciplinary community, dedicated to delivering world-class education and research that breaks new boundaries and has a positive impact on the world. We work across fundamental sciences, engineering and business to deliver on the University’s Strategy 2030 to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future.

We are one of the world’s best universities in interdisciplinary environment and sustainability, founded on strong fundamental disciplinary research and education. The faculty is home to ten departments in physical and environmental sciences, engineering and includes the globally recognised, triple accredited University of Exeter Business School.

Welcome to the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy! We are a diverse group of staff and students that bring together the very best in fundamental sciences, engineering and business to deliver a powerful combination of talent to help analyse and solve some of the big environmental and societal problems globally, nationally and locally.

We push forward the frontiers of knowledge across all our disciplines and work collectively on ‘wicked’ problems, especially concerning the environment and sustainability.

Whether you are a student, researcher, industrial partner or research collaborator, I hope your experience with us is fulfilling, enjoyable and successful. We will always strive to deliver a first-rate experience for everyone who works and studies with us.

Read more from Professor Dan Charman

Professor Dan Charman

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

Our research

The Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy brings together excellence in science, engineering, economics and business to help creating a sustainable future world through transformative research, education and engagement. Our researchers play an active role across our interdisciplinary Research Institutes, ESI, GSI, IDSAI and the LSI.

This ensures that we are leading the way when it comes to solving real problems and creating positive impact. We champion the University’s globally leading work on taking meaningful action against the climate emergency and ecological crisis.

Our Leadership Team