Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.18
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date April 3, 2020
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Medical School
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.23 / 12.00 Suzanne Wood
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities Managment
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
440

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
68

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
15.45

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
52

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
21

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
40.38

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research, includes not only the 35 academic departments that conduct research within our three colleges, but also an additional 17 Centers, Institutes and other organizational entities at UMMS that also conduct research. These Centers, Institutes and other entities generate have been included in the research inventory as the represent significant contribution to UMMS research community.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

In order to determine if research fit the criteria for sustainability research, descriptions of each of the research topics were evaluated to determine if they would contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals or the Earth Charter Principles.


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