Transformative Research in
Urban Sustainability Training
(T-RUST)

What is T-RUST?

TRUST Logo

Pursue your PhD or Masters by working with local communities, businesses, industries, scientists, and policy makers to understand and address challenges in urban sustainability.

T-RUST is an innovative graduate training program at Wayne State University that integrates social and physical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in an effort to tackle complex challenges in urban sustainability. T-RUST aims to train students using integrated scientific, engineering, and social science approaches combined with innovative policy-making in an effort to foster innovation in urban sustainability.

Why T-RUST?

Collaboration

Industry Collaboration

Build collaborative relationships with community leaders, industry experts, social impact organizations and governmental institutions. Students will acquire and engage in internships, research projects, and community service activities, that posses real-world application.

Research

Innovative Research Opportunities

Through cutting-edge interdisciplinary research projects, students will gain competitive insights helping them become leaders in their field. Students will tackle questions pertaining to:

  • » Urban Ecological Systems
  • » Urban Redevelopment and the Blue Economy
  • » Sustainable Urban Water Infrastructure
Cross Discipline Experience

Cross Discipline Experience

Students and faculty from Biology, Engineering, Communication, Pharmacy, Anthropology, Economics, Geology, and other STEM disciplines work together and integrate scientific, engineering, and social science approaches toward innovation in urban sustainability.

Departments Involved

Recent Events

"Wayne State is an urban university with a diverse student body from 50 states and more than 70 countries. Those of us in T-RUST value, appreciate, and accept diversity."