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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.70
Liaison Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Submission Date May 31, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 Jean-François Desgroseilliers
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
529

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
87

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
16.45

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
7

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
7

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
100

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

Professors and researchers engaged in sustainability research were first identified on the basis of their affiliation with research groups that have a clear focus on sustainability issues, such as the CIRODD (Interdisciplinary Research Center on the Operationalization of Sustainable Development, http://www.cirodd.org) or the EDDEC Institute (Environment, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy, http://instituteddec.org).

The list of Polytechnique's research units and centers was also analyzed to identify those engaged in sustainability research, which also allowed to identify additional professors and researchers. Finally, the expertise webpage of each professor and researcher (available at http://www.polymtl.ca/recherche/rc/en/index.php) was reviewed to identify sustainability-focused research areas and projects and thus validate the whole list.

As professors and researchers engaged in sustainability research were listed, research associates working with them were identified. When these research associates' main field of work was sustainability-related, there were added to the list as staff engaged in sustainability research. Graduate students were excluded from this calculation.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.