Research in Sustainability: A Global Imperative

Researchers at Northeastern are making path-breaking discoveries in sustainability research—from energy and climate change to sustainable urban design and policies—to promote resilient public infrastructure.

The university brings together faculty with broad expertise: chemical, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering; architecture and urban design; chemistry; environmental science; economics and public policy; and biology. This interdisciplinary, highly collaborative approach to research includes partnerships with business and industry, government agencies, and nonprofit environmental groups.

Northeastern’s sustainability research breakthroughs will enable society to respond to environmental threats, ranging from extreme weather caused by climate change to the community-wide impacts of unsustainable urban development.

Recent News

  • Squash and sustainability: Open Classroom to explore our food system
    Eating is something we do every day, but how often do we consider the social, economical, global, and environmental cogs behind our food system? This semester’s Myra Kraft Open Classroom series encourages the Boston community to do just that. Open Class­room, a semes­ter­long sem­inar series, is free and open to ... read more
  • Squash and sustainability: Open Classroom to explore our food system
    Eating is something we do every day, but how often do we consider the social, economical, global, and environmental cogs behind our food system? This semester’s Myra Kraft Open Classroom series encourages the Boston community to do just that. Open Class­room, a semes­ter­long sem­inar series, is free and open ... read more
  • Northeastern senior named Schwarzman Scholar
    Northeastern University senior Madeline Seibert has concentrated much of her college experience on studying China and its culture, both through co-op and the Dialogue of Civilizations program as well as by learning Mandarin. She has focused on sustainability and the environment, particularly through the lens of food waste and environmental ... read more