The Centre for Human Ecology is an independent academic institute, network and registered charity based in Glasgow, Scotland, with an international membership of graduates and fellows. It exists to stimulate and support fundamental change towards ecological and social justice through education, action and research, drawing on a holistic, multidisciplinary understanding of environmental and social systems.
The CHE was founded in 1972 and ran a unique and globally recognised MSc in Human Ecology, produced seminars and conferences featuring leading thinkers and activists and delivered consultancy services to a number of clients and organisations. Today the CHE is moving into a new phase as an emerging centre of excellence, delivering conferences and public events, running short courses and facilitating transformative popular education.
There are over 200 CHE graduates and associates that span the globe and are engaged in applied human ecology. The physical Centre, library and hub are located in the hard-pressed community of Govan, Glasgow, where we are committed to addressing the issues of poverty and loss of hope at their root.
Our aim is to help create responses, informed by the best available research, that address underlying causes of the global environmental and social crises, while encouraging and delivering effective solutions on personal, social and organisational levels.
You can explore the history of the CHE by clicking on the links to the right, or visiting this page: http://www.che.ac.uk/what-we-do/history-of-the-che-2/