Research and Education

At the Sustainability Institute, we work to realize the full potential that Ohio State can contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future for all. Our role as a leading public institution of sustainability education, research, engagement and applied solutions allows us to integrate knowledge and build partnerships toward that vision.

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

The Sustainability Institute facilitates the convergence of basic and applied interdisciplinary research and community engagement, so that research questions are inspired by critical societal challenges and support the application of new knowledge to real-world innovations. We elevate the sustainability research that many faculty are pursuing and grow external resources, including support for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. We expand opportunities for sustainability education, including better coordination of existing curricular programs and creation of new learning programs that are responsive to current and emerging workforce needs.