This subcategory seeks to recognize institutions that are conducting research related to or focused on sustainability. Conducting research is a major function of many colleges and universities. By researching sustainability issues and refining theories and concepts, higher education institutions can continue to help the world understand sustainability challenges and develop new technologies, strategies, and approaches to address those challenges.
CSU Channel Island’s Definition of Sustainability Research:
Sustainability research constitutes investigations that explore these relationships as well as inquiries focused on topics within natural resources that inform current and future status and use may be considered as lying within the realm of sustainability research.