Patel College of Global Sustainability

The Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) is the newest degree-granting college at the University of South Florida and is unique in its mission and its approach.

Master's Programmes

About

History

Endowed through a generous gift from Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel, the College was established in 2009 to foster sustainable urban development and help society live in harmony with the environment. It accomplishes this by nurturing collaborative research and education across disciplines and supporting meaningful engagement with communities locally and globally.

Education

The College employs an elite core faculty and staff, with its real strength being its ability to serve as the hub for a network of scholars and professional experts interested in working together to generate new knowledge and prepare a new generation of sustainability professionals. These professionals will provide their expertise to assist communities, companies, and governments maximize their productivity, reduce their ecological and carbon footprint, practice social responsibility and enhance resilience.

Research

The Patel College of Global Sustainability develops research that creates solutions for sustainability development in a rapidly-changing world. Its research is based upon USF's broad, interdisciplinary expertise in the areas of water, public health, energy, global security, and social equity. This interdisciplinary approach provides a fertile foundation for the development of unique solutions to emerging and existing problems.

The Patel College of Global Sustainability provides cutting-edge research and emphasizes developing appropriate transfer mechanisms so that it can be applied on the ground.

Career

The Student Development Series, hosted by the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, prepares students to achieve and succeed in their future careers. Each workshop features topic experts selected to equip students with the professional development tools, strategies and knowledge necessary to succeed in a competitive global market.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The Patel College strives to offer our students and community the best educational and innovative resources available. We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments. The PCGS student spotlight section recognizes and celebrates the efforts of PCGS students. Check out what cool projects our students have up their sleeves in the Spotlight Sections below.

Housing services

There's no place like your USF home! Check out our traditional, suite and apartment-style options, as well as our Living Learning Communities where students with similar interests or majors live and learn together.

ICT services

USF's Open Use Computer Labs are available to all USF students, faculty and staff with a valid NetID account. Find a computer lab, get hours of operation and learn about hardware, software and available equipment.

Medical services

Student Health Services offers a variety of healthcare services, including general medical care, immunizations, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation, laboratory services, allergy shots, travel health and a full-service pharmacy.

Student Life

Campus life

Welcome to our “city within a city.” We say this because our campus functions a lot like a small town. We attend concerts and sporting events in our own stadium, dine and hang with friends at the student center and enjoy being part of a diverse population of more than 41,000 students from across the U.S. and around the globe.

Student clubs

The Student Development Series, hosted by the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, prepares students to achieve and succeed in their future careers. Each workshop features topic experts selected to equip students with the professional development tools, strategies and knowledge necessary to succeed in a competitive global market.

  • Skill Development
  • Networking
  • Local Partnerships
  • Industry Speakers
  • Community Engagement Opportunities

Accreditation

The University of South Florida (USF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctorate degrees.

Tampa, Florida, United States

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