Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.12
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Cornell University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00
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Total number of employees that conduct research:

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:

See link above.

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

Cornell University looks to the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability to identify and advance innovative sustainability research and initiatives at Cornell that are interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary in nature - bringing together researchers from across colleges, as well as collaborators from external organizations and communities.

The Atkinson Center has 605 Faculty Fellows, researchers across all colleges at Cornell, whose work is related to sustainability. The Faculty Fellows Browser can be viewed here:

https://www.atkinson.cornell.edu/about/people/fellows may be searched by research topic or organization.

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Cornell Atkinson offers funding opportunities for faculty, postdocs, graduate students, professional students, and undergraduate students working in the area of sustainability. The full list of grants can be viewed here:


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