Sunway University supports sustainability efforts by driving the best minds to discover new ideas in undertaking economic and environmental issues.
The University is proud to be the home of 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.
As part of the University’s School of Science and Technology, the Research Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilisation specialises in the area of carbon dioxide waste conversion to help combat pressing global issues such as global warming. The Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology also plays an important role in developing sustainable energy solutions, and focuses on the development of new nanomaterials to optimise renewable energy technology.
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: Sustainable Cities and Digital Cities look into designs for healthy living; people-based infrastructures; night-time urban environments; urban food security, etc.
In 2021, The Sunway Centre for Planetary Health was established to bring together interdisciplinary expertise and approaches to mitigate future risks posed by pandemics and other worldwide health challenges.