Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a global leader in sustainability education and research. We partner with business and government sponsors to solve complex, systemic problems. Much of our work aims to make industry more sustainable. To do this, we use innovative approaches and technologies to minimize the use of materials and energy while maximizing outcomes. Our expertise, combined with our state-of-the-art research facilities, allows our partners to gain new insights, fuel innovation, and move forward.
Our graduate and doctoral programs are challenging, inspirational, and world-changing. GIS graduates go on to become transformative agents of change within industry, government, academia, and the nonprofit sector. They are problem-solvers, visionaries, and decision-makers who want to create a better, sustainable world. We are part of Rochester Institute of Technology, a university that is world-renowned as an advocate and practitioner of sustainability.
GIS draws upon the skills of more than 100 full-time engineers, technicians, research faculty, and sponsored students. We are home to six dynamic research centers that operate nearly 225,000 square feet of industrial infrastructure for modeling, testing, and prototyping. The mix of talent, experience, and technical capabilities that we bring to every project is unparalleled.