I always hope that my research will, somehow, help rice farmers including ones in my home country, Thailand.

Wasin Sakulkoo, Halpin Scholar

Help us develop sustainable futures

Achieving a sustainable future for humanity on Earth underpins Exeter’s world-class environment and sustainability research. More than 250 researchers are working across disciplines and across the University to develop pioneering research which impacts on the world we live in.

Together they are influencing international policy, shaping global debate and developing positive responses to climate change and its associated challenges. Our researchers are not just focussing on the here and now – they are exploring how to mitigate the environmental challenges we will face in the decades to come.

Researchers at Exeter:

  • Help governments to manage their water systems, mitigate against flood risk and cope with extreme weather
  • Identify solutions in the fight against crop disease and famine, which affects millions of people in some of the world’s poorest nations
  • Advise on the protection of biodiversity in the face of climate change and pollution
  • Develop new forms of renewable energy
  • Understand and predict climate change and its effects
  • Consider the complex links between environment and human health

Download our brochure on Sustainable Futures research.

Your gift of £5,000 could provide a student with the opportunity to complete a work placement and support employability.

Your gift of £10,000 could support a student exchange with other international elite research institutions.

You can support a talented student to complete postgraduate study with a scholarship. UK/EU student scholarships are £10,000; International student scholarships are £20,000 (£30,000 with stipend).

You can support the next generation of scientists, social scientists, economists and modellers over the course of a three or four year programme. PhD studentships are £70,000–£100,000. 

Your gift of £100,000 or more will provide substantial research support, for example through providing equipment or funding activities in a key area such as food security, conserving biodiversity, water systems, climate science, sustainable business or clean technology.

Your gift of £120,000 or more will provide revenue funding to support key posts from early career fellowships to lectureships.

An exceptional gift of £1 million or more can establish an endowed professorship or academic chair.

Your gift of £200,000 or more will help build substantial infrastructure, for example by fitting out a laboratory to study water security, crop diseases, marine ecology systems, or group dynamics.

We are committed to recognising your support. From naming opportunities for buildings and rooms or academic posts and scholarships, to events publically thanking our supporters, we would be delighted to discuss options with you.

Contact us today at exceptional@exeter.ac.uk or +44 (0)1392 723141 and help us to make the exceptional happen.

Exceptional Environment

Achieving a sustainable future for humanity on Earth underpins Exeter’s world-class environment and sustainability research. More than 250 researchers are working across disciplines and across the University to develop pioneering research which impacts on the world we live in.

Supporting ecology and conservation

The Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC) is conducting cutting-edge research into the processes that shape life on Earth.

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Climate change ‘tipping points’ influence policy

Exeter research identifying potential climate ‘tipping points’ – such as dieback of the Amazon rainforest and decline of Arctic sea-ice – has influenced policy and business on a global scale.

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Establishing partnerships to develop renewable energy

Exeter’s renewable energy researchers are combining their expert knowledge with the latest technological advances to influence policy, shape the debate and develop positive responses to the need for clean and renewable energy for generations to come.

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Addressing the challenge of water security

The Centre for Water Systems at Exeter is addressing global challenges through pioneering research and consultancy work in urban water management and hydro-informatics

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Advancing Mining research around the world

Mining is a truly global industry, supplying raw materials that underpin infrastructure and manufacturing, as well as affecting the lives, security and opportunities of people worldwide. 

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Sustainable water management

Professor Dragan Savic, from the Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter, speaks about his research and how philanthropic funding can help find solutions to global problems..