Inspiring leadership through education and training that provides the skills needed to deliver a different future

Inspiring leadership is at the heart of our education work. Cambridge Zero aims to enhance lifelong education in a holistic way and embed sustainability so that education and training provide the skills people need to deliver a different future. Involving students in change through a variety of programmes enables us to reach students across disciplines and degrees.

Students working at the living lab
Current Students

Living lab

The Living Lab for Sustainability brings together students, academics and staff to test new ideas, apply research to practice, and develop new solutions for enhancing sustainability within the University.

Students bring enthusiasm and ideas, academics bring world-renowned expertise and research, and staff bring practical advice and assistance, leading to more innovative interventions and effective results.

Postgraduate Education

Doctoral training

Our doctoral training programmes provide the next generation of researchers with the skills they need to become interdisciplinary leaders and produce cutting-edge research.

Undergraduate Education

Sustainability in the curriculum

The University aims for all students to have access to formal or informal opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding relating to sustainability matters and solutions, and is consulting on how sustainability can be further embedded in the curriculum.

Emily with children at the primary school
Primary Education

University primary school

The University of Cambridge Primary School is an inclusive, ambitious and innovative place of learning. By connecting primary educators with University researchers to create research-informed teaching resources and creative activities, it aims to support children to become agents of hope, able to contribute positively to their world.

Policy challenges team
Current Students

Policy challenges collaboration

How can Cambridgeshire reach net zero emissions by 2050? Through the CUSPE Policy Challenges, a team of early-career researchers worked with the County Council to identify the required policy actions to achieve this goal.

Continuing Education

Executive education and short courses

CISL’s sustainability leadership education programmes offer senior leaders insight into innovative, commercially compelling ways to address global trends.

CJBS Executive Education programmes help organisational leaders understand how to incorporate climate and sustainability into their organisations and offer tangible solutions to world wide issues.

The Institute of Continuing Education organises a wide range of accessible part-time and short courses covering aspects of sustainability and climate change.