What Pitt is Doing

Engaging Students & Faculty in Academic Sustainability

Through the integration of a creative, multidisciplinary curriculum, groundbreaking research, and social engagement, the University of Pittsburgh is working to educate every member of its faculty, staff, and student communities on sustainability, while creating innovative contributions to a more sustainable world.   Through various academic centers, courses, certificates, minors, majors, internships, and community activities, there are many opportunities to engage with and consider sustainability.

Programs & Courses
Programs & Courses

Programs

Pitt schools and departments offer a wide variety of courses with sustainability content, as well as sustainability-focused undergraduate and graduate programs and fellowships.

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATES
MAJORS & MINORS

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES
MASTERS DEGREES

Research Opportunities


Courses

Offerings vary from term to term, but Pitt offers a wide array of sustainability-related courses.

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Undergraduate Academic Toolkit

Students, learn how to apply your sustainability interests to your academic, service, advocacy, and professional pursuits!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Labs, Projects, & Funding
Labs, Projects, & Funding

Pitt fosters a community of passionate researchers working on solving the Earth’s sustainability concerns that are always looking for the next collaborator. Or if you’re starting from scratch, learn about Pitt’s funding and grant opportunities to fund your idea.

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Faculty Grant Opportunities: 

Sustainability Communications Grants (Open for application by November 25, 2019) |>

MCSI Research Seed Grants (Open now, due January 2020)| >

John C. Mascaro Faculty Fellows (Applications closed for Spring deployment)| >

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SUSTAINABILITY CENTERS

MASCARO CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION

Established in 2003, Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) promotes the incorporation of sustainability concepts and practices throughout the University of Pittsburgh . MCSI’s mission is to create and nurture innovations that benefit the environment, positively impact the University and community-at-large, and improve quality of life.  Through the integration of curriculum, groundbreaking research and social engagement, MCSI engages students, faculty and staff as well as everyday citizens to explore and experience sustainability in practice and performance.

Since its creation, MCSI has endeavored to create an integrated community of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh who focus their intellectual talents on rendering society more sustainable.

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CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Founded in 2019, Pitt’s Center for Sustainable Business (CSB) aims to promote the adoption of more sustainable business practices by juxtaposing academic expertise, research, and teaching together with the applied knowledge of global industry experience. Through innovative research, specialized education and training, and critical thought leadership, the CSB helps companies learn how to leverage their investments in sustainability across all functions of the organization to generate better business and societal outcomes.  One of CSB’s signature programs is the Sustainable Business Forum.

Learn more about the Center for Sustainable Business