UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


About us

Delivering world-leading research, teaching and enterprise in the sustainable use of global resources.


Our approach blends expertise from across UCL to make a truly cross-disciplinary institute.

We have a wide range of funded projects from a number of different research bodies, including EPSRC, NERC, ESRC, European Union FP7 and Horizon 2020.


UCL ISR is a world-leading centre of research and teaching excellence and has received a series of awards, grants and accolades to confirm this.

The QS World University Rankings (2021) places The Bartlett, our faculty, as the #1 for Architecture/Built Environment studies in the UK and #2 in the World. In the latest national research assessment (REF 2014), 46% of ISR's faculty's research was rated 'world leading' (4*), with a further 35% recognised as 3* internationally excellent.

Through its work with the Complex Built Environment Systems Systems group, ISR has been awarded a historic three EPSRC Platform Grants, prestigious awards of funding given to what the EPSRC calls ‘well-established, world-leading research groups’.

Studying with us

We’ve also established the Sustainable Use of Resources and the Environment Doctoral Training Programme to train the next generation of leaders in sustainable resource management.

Our students work with researchers from across UCL in a multi-disciplinary training environment and we offer two MScs:


We also provide consultancy support for industry, advise governments at the UK and EU level, and promote debate through a comprehensive seminar series and annual symposium.

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) is home to the Faculty’s four Institutes that specialise in energy, environment, resources and heritage, and the staff and students that work within them.

Its role is to help the Institutes establish themselves and grow, enabling them to focus on and develop their academic direction and strategies.


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