Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.02 / 12.00 Amy Schmit
Assistant Vice President for Administration & Planning
Vice Provost for Research & Economic Development
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Total number of employees that conduct research:
1,178

Number of employees engaged in sustainability research:
250

Percentage of employees that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
21.22

Total number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts research:
114

Number of academic departments that include at least one employee who conducts sustainability research:
43

Percentage of departments that conduct research that are engaged in sustainability research:
37.72

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

Please see attached spreadsheet.


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

Researchers were identified through a four step process. An initial list was developed based on the inventory of researchers that was submitted for our last STARS submission. The list was then reviewed to identify whether they are still engaged with sustainability research. Secondly, additional sustainability related researchers were identified as part of the RENEW strategic planning that worked to identify focus areas and interdisciplinary research areas. After reviewing the initial inventory we further identified and suggested faculty who were engaged in sustainability research using the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a guide. Additionally, results of the inventory were shared with all Deans and faculty were invited to provide ongoing input and updates.


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