Students talking to professors

INSTITUTES OF IMPACT SQUARELY IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING BIG

Dr. Dripps speaking to students outside the Shi Center students farming during a max experience class

START A HUMAN BUTTERFLY EFFECT

Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities

What if your research could set something big in motion? A bottomless think tank where students, educators and leaders work to address the largest sustainability questions facing humanity, the Shi Institute is a catalyst where students are offered a chance to contribute to world-changing research. Just how important is this to us? Over two-thirds of Furman courses integrate sustainability content.

Be sustainable

Riley Institute students with former President Bill Clinton

YOU HAVE FOLLOWERS. BUT ARE YOU A LEADER?

The Richard W. Riley Institute

Want to become a thought leader? Twitter is one place to start. But learning from one of President Clinton’s top deputies is another. Named for two-time South Carolina governor and former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley, the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership cultivates leaders among students, and broadens perspectives about issues critical to progress in South Carolina and beyond.

Become a leader

Student shadowing a doctor in hospital Student pouring a chemical in a lab

HOW TO TAKE THE PULSE OF AN ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD

Institute for the Advancement of Community Health

There are challenges that face patients beyond the physician’s office. Who better to tackle those than you? With the development of the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, students have opportunities for medical and health collaboration across campus and community partners, as well as internship, research and mentorship opportunities on issues like diversity and food security.

Collaborate with us

Furman Innovation on board Paladin Pitch students

INNOVATE AND CHANGE THE WORLD

The Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Have an idea that you think will solve a problem in our society but don’t know what to do with it? Do you identify as a creative, innovator, disruptor, or someone who challenges the status quo? Are you an entrepreneur seeking a supportive community and resources? If so, be sure to contact with The Robert and Margaret Hill Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Through workshops, pitch competitions, boot camps, speaker series, internships, mentoring and co-working space, we will equip you to transform your community and change the world.

Launch your venture

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