CEREB is a partnership between London South Bank University, Kingston University and City University. Each has related courses and other ventures which link to CEREB. The partnerships provide CEREB with a more diverse skills base and allow more projects to be delivered.
The Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Enviroment is proud to be the driving partner of CEREB Our courses are considered to be some of the best in London. We achieve this by continually developing their content to reflect today's industry needs and challenge our students to be truly innovative. Today we are the University of choice for many students entering the architecture and construction industries throughout the UK and much of the world. We have always been at the forefront of surveying and reflect this still today by training 1 in 12 of the world's surveyors. We awarded the first Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)professionally accredited degrees and diplomas and have been running our Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) accredited degrees in Construction Management for almost 40 years. Also, our architecture courses are accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the gateway to becoming a professional architect.
We have a strong record of generating external income from a wide range of sources including Research Councils, the European Union, industry, government and charities. Our work is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, with strong national and international links. The applied nature of our research reflects our strong links with industry and the leading contribution we make to the University's position as the foremost provider of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in London and one of the nation's leaders.
The School of Surveying & Planning at Kingston is responsible for the education of some 800 students at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level studying in all the major surveying disciplines (Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Real Estate and Development), as well as in Residential Property and Town Planning. We have close links with professional bodies and most of our courses are accredited by RICS, CIOB or RTPI; some carry dual accreditation.
Research in the School is largely focused on the application of sustainability principles to many parts of the property markets including: development and appraisals; impacts on people, places and spatial planning; and on the evolution and enforcement of law and regulation. Another strand of research is in profes- sional education and the School is home to C-SCAIPE (Centre for Sustainable Communities Achieved through Integrated Professional Education). In recent years members of the School have undertaken research for DEFRA, Environment Agency, Communities and Local Govern- ment, Homes and Communites Agency and the Economic and Social Research Council.
The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Energy group has research expertise on power generation, transmission and distribution as well as practical expertise in energy management in buildings and industry. Participation has taken place in major projects such as the Channel Tunnel in the 90's and more recently the Channel Tunnel Rail Link in the power and energy areas. Senior members of the group also contribute to the UK Energy Policy formulation and development of international energy management standards. City University has Schools with an excellent reputation in Law, Social Sciences, and Journalism. Links with these departments via the Sustainability Group help in the provision of education and training in all aspects of Sustainable Development.
The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is also a strong player in R&D in developing technologies such as the design of low head hydro turbines and axial flux generators in Nepal, thermo-acoustic engine embedded in a clean biomass stove which offers small scale electrical generation at a fraction of the cost of solar photovoltaics and flywheel energy storage.
CEREB has received generous funding grants and donations from three main bodies: The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), London Development Agency (LDA) and M&E Sustainability.
HEFCE have generously granted £2 million to the construction of the Centre.
The LDA have generously given a grant of £880,000 to the development of CEREB.
HVAC and ECA are our industry partners, generously donating £60,000 over three years and supporting CEREB in other ways through publicising events and promoting activities.
Would you be interested in funding CEREB activities?
Please contact our centre manager.