Global Excellence, Local Impact

Brown University is internationally renowned for innovative education, multi-disciplinary research, and community service. Throughout Brown’s 250 years, the City of Providence has been an integral partner. The future success of Providence and Brown are intertwined.

  • $220


    Amount Brown has invested in the Jewelry District in the last decade, including buying property and improving the public sphere.

  • $6.7


    Amount Brown paid to the City of Providence in voluntary payments and property taxes for FY17.

  • $215


    Amount of public-private partnership invested for the renovation of South Street Landing, which houses 136,000 square feet of Brown office space, and a nursing school for Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island.

  • 1,715

    Brown employees live in Providence

  • 1,800

    Number of Brown faculty, staff and students working and studying in the Jewelry District every day.

  • $2.5


    Amount Brown Dining Services spends on local food from RI farms each year

  • $168


    Amount Brown spent on research in FY 17

  • 43%

    of all RI Physicians

    Are affiliated with Warren Alpert Medical School

  • > 450

    Brown undergraduates

    Volunteer in Providence Public Schools each year, serving over 5000 public school students