Furman is a community of talented researchers and renowned scholars who are at the forefront of developments in subjects like childhood education, economics, genetics, public policy, and sustainability. By collaborating with our partners and peers in the community, we put our ideas and insights into practice—and translate our discoveries into a meaningful impact.
Furman's faculty are available to provide their expertise and analysis to a variety of topics. Contact us to collaborate with our faculty.
Shi Center for Sustainability
Established in 2008, the Shi Center for Sustainability has evolved into a powerful think tank as a hub where educators, students, and community leaders can work together, exploring the most complex issues of sustainability. The center partners with numerous Greenville nonprofits, higher education consortiums, and corporations locally and around the country. Learn more about the Shi Center.
Furman University’s Riley Institute broadens student and community perspectives about issues critical to South Carolina’s progress. Through its speaker forums, diversity strategies, and public education work, it builds and engages present and future leaders, creates and shares data-supported information about the state’s core challenges, and links the leadership body to sustainable solutions.
Launched in 1999, the Institute collaborates with an extensive network of experts and organizations across South Carolina and the nation. It is named for former South Carolina Governor and former United States Secretary of Education Richard W. (Dick) Riley. It is committed to nonpartisanship in all it does and to a rhetoric-free, facts-based approach to change. Connect with the Riley Institute.