Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate university and global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. For the past 50 years, Cranfield has been contributing to enhancing natural capital and ensuring global food systems are more resilient for the future.

We focus on all parts of the food system, with world-class research into:

  • Improving precision agriculture and soil health, creating innovative plant breeding and food storage solutions to better utilise resources and reduce waste;
  • Developing sustainable manufacturing systems based on the circular economy, using waste materials for manufacturing new products and eco-efficiency with reduced use of energy, water and materials;
  • Optimising the food logistics and supply chain within a sustainable and circular framework, using innovative decision support and information systems;
  • Assessing the resilience of the global food system and potential knock-on effects of global threats on the UK’s food and nutrition security.

Our near-industrial scale research facilities enable our industry partners to trial new products and processes under pre-commercial conditions.


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New Sustainability master’s-level apprenticeship at Cranfield University

Cranfield University is launching a new Sustainability master’s-level apprenticeship which will be among the first of its kind in the UK to be available via the Apprenticeship Levy

The role of sustainability professional is evolving from a specialist to a sustainability-literate change agent with a key role in setting and delivering organisational strategy that supports long-term organisational resilience and success.

The Sustainability MSc apprenticeship brings together academics from our School of Water, Energy and Environment and School of Management to create a holistic, multidisciplinary learning experience. The course is designed in consultation with industry to equip sustainability professionals and leaders in organisations of all sizes and from all sectors with this critical mix of technical and management skills. It will deepen understanding of the theory and practice of organisational sustainability, and help build the competencies to lead and manage change towards improved sustainability performance.

More details on course structure and individual modules are available on the course website.