Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
1,521

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
719

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
47.27

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
59

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
57

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
96.61

A copy of the inventory of the institution’s sustainability research (upload):
Inventory of the institution’s sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

Two resources were used to compile NC State faculty research, RADAR and Web of Science. RADAR is a system used by NC State for researchers to submit their research grants and awards, and it allowed our team to download all submissions from the previous three years. We then reviewed all of the abstracts from the query to determine if the research aligned with any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. If a researcher was not a faculty member of the university (i.e. an extension specialist or post-doc scholar), then they were excluded from the research inventory. We chose to exclude those employees because our total number of employees that conduct research is only representative of faculty researchers. In addition to RADAR, we used Web of Science to capture any research that may not have been submitted to RADAR, and Web of Science allowed us to search specifically for NC State affiliates. A similar process was then used to evaluate the abstracts and compare against the Sustainable Development Goals.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability research is available:
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