Research Centers & Institutes

Introduction

AASHE’s directory of research centers and institutes aims to be a comprehensive database of academic centers in sustainability and related fields.

At a Glance

255
Total Resources
182
Organizations
12
Countries
39
U.S. States & Territories
4
Canadian Provinces

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255 resources

Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Erb Institute is committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business. Building on nearly two decades of research, teaching, and direct engagement, the ...

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Center for Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Through education, research and outreach, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) empowers business leaders to build shareholder value while exercising environmental stewardship and promoting societal well being. CSE provides students ...

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Centre for Business and Sustainability

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

The Centre for Business and Sustainability facilitates and coordinates research related to business and environmental sustainability. The centre ensures regular communication between researchers and practitioners, including strategic decision makers in ...

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The Earth Institute

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and ...

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Center for Sustainable Development

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

The Center for Sustainable Development supports and inspires research, education, and applied projects in sustainable development by the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Many of ...

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Center for Sustainable Suburban Development

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)

Established in 2003, CSSD conducts and disseminates research on issues of suburban growth and the impact of this growth on social, environmental, and transport systems.

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Economics and Environment Network

  • Australian National University

The Economics and Environment Network (EEN) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra was established in 2002 by the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES), now part of ...

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Institute of Strategic Economic Studies

  • Victoria University (Victoria)

The Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) is led by Professor Bruce Rasmussen, and incorporates the Centre for Policy Studies (CoPS). CoPS will continue to operate in a semi-autonomous ...

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Center for Economic and Social Studies of the Environment

  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels Region)

The CEESE was created shortly after the first UN Conference on Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972. It consists of a multidisciplinary team of researchers focusing on quantitative assessment ...

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Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE) is an independent research centre located within the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. Given ...

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Research Center for Environmental Economics

  • Heidelberg University

The Research Center for Environmental Economics is the focal point of environmental research and teaching of the Department of Economics (Alfred-Weber-Institute). It consists of a number of individual researchers and ...

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Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade

  • Leibniz Universit├ñt Hannover

The Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade is one among several institutes of the Faculty of Economics and Management. The research agenda of this institute mainly includes topics related ...

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Research Group in Energy, Innovation & the Environment

  • University of Vigo

Formed in 2004, the Research Group's priorities are in the field of innovation, energy and the environment, resulting in more than one hundred articles.

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Institute for the Economy and the Environment

  • University of St. Gallen

The institute's research focuses on strategic sustainability management and the development and implementation of sustainablilty innovations.

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Harvard Environmental Economics Program

  • Harvard University (MA)

HEEP is a university-wide initiative addressing today's complex environmental challenges and is based in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

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Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy (CEnREP) advances environmental solutions for North Carolina and the nation by providing leadership in research and outreach, and by training of the ...

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Global Development and Environment Institute

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE – pronounced "gee-day") was founded in 1993 to combine the research and curricular development activities of two Tufts programs: the Program for Sustainable Change ...

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Center for Integrative Environmental Research

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER) at the University of Maryland addresses complex environmental challenges through research that explores the dynamic interactions among environmental, economic and social forces and ...

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Environmental Finance Center

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The Environmental Finance Center works to enhance the ability of governments and other organizations to provide environmental programs and services in fair, effective and financially sustainable ways.

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Gund Institute of Ecological Economics

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics integrates natural and social sciences to understand the interactions between people and nature and to help build a sustainable future. It is a hub ...

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Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education & Research

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research was established in 2004 with the generous support of Lowell and Jan Steinbrenner to change the way the world thinks and acts ...

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Center for Sustainability Education

  • Dickinson College (PA)

The Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) creates, enhances and connects opportunities for learning about sustainability in and out of the classroom. Working with a variety of partners, CSE supports activities ...

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Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Rachel Carson’s work is the inspiration for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. Her contribution to human understanding of the environment is unparalleled. Silent Spring has been called ...

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Center for the Sustainable Environment

  • Franklin & Marshall College (PA)

The Franklin & Marshall Center for the Sustainable Environment was created to consolidate the many interests and initiatives relating to global environmental stewardship and sustainability on the Franklin & Marshall ...

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Center for Climate Change Communication

  • George Mason University (VA)

The Consortium’s mission is to broaden and deepen public engagement in climate change and energy issues across all of Maryland’s communities and sectors by encouraging and facilitating collaboration ...

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Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

  • George Mason University (VA)

The Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC) is one of the key components of George Mason University’s new Potomac Science Center. PEREC focuses on Potomac River restoration and ...

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Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center

  • Goshen College (IN)

Merry Lea is a nature sanctuary located near Wolf Lake, Indiana. Most of the habitats found in northeastern Indiana are present in the 1,189 acres of Merry Lea. Unique ...

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Center for Global Environmental Education

  • Hamline University (MN)

For over two decades, teachers, students, community leaders, and concerned citizens have come to the Center for Global Environmental Education for inspired learning and outstanding educational resources. The Center's ...

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Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute (E²SHI)

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute (E²SHI) aims to coordinate and encourage innovative research and teaching that address the health and sustainability problems that society faces as ...

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Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy

  • Morehead State University (KY)

The Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy (IRAPP) integrates University resources with regional resources to develop the potential of its service region. Academic programs, research initiatives, and service activities ...

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Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education

  • New York University (NY)

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education was established in 2000 in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University to promote environmental literacy and ...

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Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence

  • Okanagan College (BC)

Students at the Penticton campus are now experiencing education and training in the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation. They are learning in ...

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Institute for Sustainable Solutions

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS) is a hub for sustainability at Portland State, supporting interdisciplinary research, curriculum development, student leadership, and meaningful community partnerships that contribute to a just ...

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Princeton Environmental Institute

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Founded in 1994, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University. Our mission is to advance knowledge and to develop ...

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Sharp Sustainability Education Center

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)

Ramapo College’s academic environment has benefited from the addition of the Sharp Sustainability Education Center. The Center further incorporates environmental literacy and understanding of sustainability into the Ramapo curriculum ...

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Canadian Centre for Environmental Education

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

The Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) and Royal Roads University have formed a partnership to create the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education. Geared towards both Canadian and international ...

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Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research

  • Slippery Rock University (PA)

Slippery Rock University's home for hands-on sustainability education and action since 1990. The Robert A. Macoskey Center (RAMC) at SRU was created in 1990 to promote sustainability at SRU ...

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Center for Energy & Environmental Education

  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)

UNI’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) helps children, youth, and adults make sense of complex environmental and energy-related issues while finding ways for the community to participate ...

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Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

The Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) educates, inspires, and empowers professionals to create a better future for people and our planet through graduate education, professional development and research ...

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Center for Environmental Education & Sustainability

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The WKU Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability (CEES) has been in existence at WKU for over 25 years. The Center works with formal and non-formal educators from preK through ...

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National Center of Excellence (NCE) on SMART Innovations

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The National Center of Excellence (NCE) on SMART Innovations provides climate and energy system solutions based on sound science and engineering to governments and industries around the globe. Its research ...

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Center for Sustainable Engineering

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Center for Sustainable Engineering (CSE) is a partnership among five universities: Syracuse University (lead institution), Arizona State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of ...

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Energy & Sustainability Center

  • Florida State University (FL)

The Energy and Sustainability Center (formerly Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Center) addresses challenging alternative energy issues through innovative solutions for consumers and industry. The need for energy systems that ...

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Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) is an applied research and development laboratory that provides R&D and related services for industry and government clients with a focus in ...

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Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing (CGDM) was formed in 1993 to encourage multi- disciplinary research and education on environmental management, design for environment and pollution prevention issues in ...

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Center for Environmental Resource Management

  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

The Center for Environmental Resource Management provides university-wide leadership and coordination for environmentally-related research, education, and outreach activities. The CERM vision is to become a regional "think tank" for achieving ...

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Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering

  • Yale University (CT)

The Mission of The Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale is to advance sustainability by catalyzing the effectiveness of the Green Chemistry and Green Engineering community. Green ...

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Australian Centre for Environmental Law

  • Australian National University

The Australian Centre for Environmental Law (ACEL) was established in 1992 to create a critical mass of environmental law and policy expertise. Since its inception, ACEL has established itself as ...

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Marine & Environmental Law Institute

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW), located in the vibrant port city of Halifax, is internationally recognized for excellence in marine and environmental law teaching and research. MELAW is ...

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Centre For Law & the Environment

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The Centre seeks to establish a network of scholars and policymakers from a variety of disciplines, professions, and institutions throughout the world. Only by sharing knowledge across many walks of ...

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