Golisano Institute for Sustainability

Founding Year: 2007

Staff: 73

Budget: $14 M+

Nabil Nasr (Director)

The academic and business center at Rochester Institute of Technology was founded “with a $10M grant from B. Thomas Golisano.” It partners with business and government sponsors to tackle “critical sustainability and efficiency challenges plaguing the world today,” which is made possible through its “six systems integration testbeds, nine technology support laboratories, and seven industry and government consulting centers.” GIS also offers a Sustainability Ph.D. program as well as an M.S. in Sustainable Systems and a Master of Architecture program.


Golisano Institute for Sustainability contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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