The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering has been a pioneer in the field of sustainability since the establishment of its cutting-edge green construction program in 1999. Today, the School’s research and education programs in sustainability are spearheaded by the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI), a center of excellence in sustainable engineering focusing on the design of sustainable neighborhoods. Established in 2003, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation promotes the incorporation of sustainable engineering concepts and practices through the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. Its mission is to create and nurture innovations that benefit the environment, positively impact the University and community-at-large and improve quality of life. MCSI has a holistic approach to sustainability. Through the integration of curriculum, groundbreaking research and social engagement, the Center engages students, faculty and staff as well as everyday citizens to explore and experience sustainability in practice and performance.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information (SCI) prepares professionals and leaders for the accelerated world of next-level collaboration, next-level inquiry, next-level insights, and next-level solutions in all human pursuits—in health, education, urbanization, technology, climate and globalization. SCI is a collaboration of University schools and industry. Together, they are unleashing powerful discoveries in Computational Medicine, Computational Education, Computational Urbanism, and Computational Humanities. SCI's purpose is to support discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship driven by data and technology. SCI is creating new alloys of knowledge, and new industry leaders: People with the technological smarts, the communications skills, and the social conscience to not just serve the future, but to truly transform it for the better.
The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) is a professional school with a diverse, cosmopolitan community of faculty, staff, students and alumni. Believing in our ability to make the world a better place, GSPIA hones the passion of its students into purposeful direction and action. As part of the University of Pittsburgh, GSPIA is a leader in education, a pioneer in research and a partner in regional development—as well as one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Throughout its history, GSPIA has created a legacy that inspires graduates to make public institutions better, create a higher quality of government and promote social responsibility throughout the world.