Laboratories enshrined in the institutional and social settings are critical to the process of
building a culture of scientific temper and co-creation of knowledge generation, dissemination and action aimed at understanding the Earth system that supports life. Among various sciences, the field of sustainability helps us understand the Earth system deeper and better and it provides integrative thinking and
holistic perspective. What is central to the science of sustainability is its inclusive
approach to connect people, planet, profit, peace and prosperity.
Since its inception in 2013, Xavier University has been engaged in promoting research, education, and outreach programmes leveraging the advantages of various disciplines such as engineering, science, technology, ecology, social & behavioural sciences and management. Xavier School of Sustainability (XSoS) is mandated with the mission of promoting laboratory based research and education at XUB
The first ever sustainability laboratory, bearing the acronym (LIFE- Lab for Innovation Facilitating Excellence) has been set up at XUB under the aegis of XSoS focusing on four focus areas, viz., (i) Environmental Analysis Laboratory, (ii) Air Laboratory, (iii) Biodiversity and Ecosystem Laboratory, and (iv) Sustainable Design Laboratory.
Xavier School of Sustainability (XSoS) of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) inaugurated its first "Sustainability Laboratory for Innovation Facilitating Excellence" or "LIFE" on 21st September 2018.
Dr.S Peppin (Dean, XSoS) started the event by explaining the significance of LIFE. The lab was then declared open by cutting the ribbon by Dr Fr. Paul Fernandes, S.J. (Vice-Chancellor, XUB) and eminent industry veteran, Mr P.S. Narayan (Vice President and Head, Sustainability and Social Initiatives, Wipro Limited).
Laboratory facilities in the LIFE (Laboratory for Innovation Fostering Excellence) Lab at XSoS, XUB