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Our focused curriculum in sustainability and architecture, led by world-renowned faculty, prepares students for impactful careers.


We apply new research and technological innovations to solve the practical challenges that businesses, governments, and communities face today.


Our team of industry-experienced engineers have helped hundreds of clients to develop products, optimize processes, and advance new technologies.



Job Placement

For each of the past three years, 100% of Golisano Institute for Sustainability graduates enter either the workforce or graduate study within six months of graduation


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Our students receive the support and guidance they need from GIS’s committed faculty.


Applied Research Centers

Centers dedicated to research and development in energy, manufacturing, transportation/mobility, and the built environment


Sponsored Research Funding Annually

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability consistently wins grants and project research dollars to benefit students and businesses

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Latest News

  • March 4, 2020

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    What’s Old Can Be New Again for Businesses  

    The New York Times talks to Nabil Nasr, associate provost and founding director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and Michael Thurston, research faculty in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, about remanufacturing and privacy concerns.

  • February 21, 2020

    How to achieve sustainability through manufacturing innovation  

    In a recent column for the Rochester Business Journal, Dr. Nabil Nasr, associate provost and director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, reminds us that sustainability is about more than switching to clean energy—it means addressing our planet's limited store of resources by rethinking manufacturing from the ground up.

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