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Mission & Goals


TISED's mission is to produce innovative engineering and design solutions and intellectual capacity that enables us to protect and nurture Earth and its’ inhabitants to meet the needs of current and future generations.

Our overarching goals are:

To catalyze interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research that provides solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.

To inform and advance policies in support of governments, industry and other organizations, to advance development, particularly as relating to engineered and designed systems.

To educate current and future generations of engineers, urban planners and architects to be leaders in sustainability in their professions.

To create and participate in forums for sustainability through inspired critical thinking and action by engaging university community, decision-makers and the public.