About the Schiller Institute

An exterior view of the building, designed by the architectural firm Payette and constructed by Suffolk.

Boston College’s Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society is designed to create multi-disciplinary, collaborative research processes to address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, health, and the environment.

Through the Institute, Boston College is creating new interdisciplinary courses in integrated sciences and human-centered engineering, design thinking, implementation science, data analytics, global public health, and other fields that will combine elements of science, engineering, humanities, law, and entrepreneurship through collaboration with MCAS, BC’s professional schools, and its Shea Center for Entrepreneurship. This cooperation across departments and schools strengthens teaching and research in the sciences and enhances the University’s ability to advance the common good through research focused on pressing global problems.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Schiller Institute is to create and sustain emerging initiatives in basic and applied science; generate new knowledge through collaborations drawing upon the expertise that resides in all nine of BC’s schools and colleges; develop new interdisciplinary approaches to important societal problems and deploy new methods of scholarship, tools, and technologies: foster scholarship and learning for and within local and global communities; educate the next generation of science and technology leaders and innovators; and promote partnerships with industry, NGOs, and government organizations.

For the Common Good

I love the fact that woven into the fabric of Boston College is a mission for public good, for common good. That is front and center for the University, and that’s exactly what the Schiller Institute is about.
Laura J. Steinberg, Seidner Family Executive Director of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society

245 Beacon Street

Featuring 150,000 square feet of office and laboratory space, classrooms, maker spaces, and common areas, 245 Beacon Street is home to the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society.

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