University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
NiSE at the Institute on the Environment

NiSE is an academic program whose goal is encourage sustainable systems integration in organizations. Our core skills are research and development, network interaction, and collaborative learning. We satisfy curiosity about environmental issues with responses based in scientific inquiry.



We value collaboration and knowledge-sharing in order to further the sustainability of our environment, the ecosystems in which we live, and the markets that enhance our lives. Learn more


Research-driven, NiSE’s model is based on the premise that neither talk nor more detailed academic research by itself is enough, and that both must be used in harmony to achieve its intended goals. Learn more

Mission & Purpose

Our mission is to bridge the gap between theory and practice to define and solve sustainability challenges for and with institutions. Learn more



NiSE officially launched July 2009. It is a program of the Institute on the Environment and is built around the same core principles of stewardship for the world. Learn more

NiSE is a program of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.

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