Center for Governance and Sustainability

at the University of Massachusetts Boston



  • With UMass Boston's School for the Environment, the Center for Governance and Sustainability was a major driver behind the $3.1M IGERT grant (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) from the National Science Foundation for its transdisciplinary, transnational program, "Coasts and Communities." The program provides fellowships for two students a year from four different UMass PhD programs (Global Governance and Human Security, Environmental Science, Environmental Biology, and Environmental Business) in order to cross-train them in the other disciplines. Learn more!
  • Center Co-director Maria Ivanova was appointed to the United Nations Scientific Advisory Board. She is one of 26 global experts who will advise Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development. Read the U.N. press release.  
Boston Harbor with boats in the foreground

IGERT: Coasts and Communities

Fellows engage with leaders in the scientific, policy, and business communities to do meaningful environmental policy work. Read More