Sustainability-Focused Research

Sustainability-Focused Research

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Sunway University is committed to solving global challenges, particularly in the areas of sustainable development and planetary health through building multidisciplinary research teams that focus on the following key research areas: 

Additionally, The University supports sustainability efforts institutionally by supporting the establishment of collaborative research centres such as the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC), established in collaboration between the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). JSC exists in the capacity to tackle the sustainability agenda through teaching, research, policy and problem-solving practices. 

The Future Cities Research Institute (FCRI) was established as a platform to bring leading academics from Sunway and Lancaster Universities together to tackle the challenges of rapidly growing urbanisation around the world. The research themes: Digital Cities, Liveable Cities, Resilient Cities and Sustainable Cities  will look at our environmental needs, promote health and wellbeing, protect us from natural and human-made disasters and make use of the latest digital technologies to serve humanity.