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

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

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

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We are a leading sustainability research and graduate education organization on the RIT campus. See inside one of the greenest buildings in the world and learn more about what we offer.

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Statistics

100%

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

5:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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

6

Applied Research Centers

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

$14M+

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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Hands-On Learning

Our teaching approach is designed to prepare students for real-world sustainability careers.

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World-Class Facilities

Our nine applied research labs and six technology testbeds, including our new state-of-the-art remanufacturing testbed, are geared to help us meet applied circular economy goals.

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