Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.40
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
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Brandeis University
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Irving Epstein
Senior Advisor to the Provost for Research , Professor of Chemistry
Office of the Provost
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

Scholarship that seeks to investigate and understand the environmental, economic, social, and cultural impacts of natural resource use, and develop practices that conserve the natural environment while promoting long-term economic and social justice for all members of society over successive generations.

Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

Using the definition, we searched the Faculty Guide which lists all faculty research activities. We also shared the list with various faculty and offices to review and add their contributions.

Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

Thank you to Professors Laura Goldin, Sabine von Mering and Eric Olson for creating the Brandeis definition of sustainability in research. We hope to put the inventory on a more prominent page on the website in the future.

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