Why do we need the Smith School?
The impact of humanity on the planet is in danger of sacrificing the very ecosystems that provide the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Failure to make changes will provide a planet which can no longer sustain our civilisation. Rapid change is required in order to address the fresh challenges posed to mankind in the 21st century.
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Opportunities for businesses and governments lie in addressing these challenges. The Smith School led by the Director, Professor Gordon Clark, works with academic researchers and with businesses and government to find solutions.
We are intelligent users of the knowledge base generated in universities, and we work interactively and across disciplinary boundaries to find and create sustainable routes into the future.