HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth College has received an $80 million gift to create an energy institute to “prepare future generations of energy leaders” and advance understanding of the field.

The gift to help launch the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society was provided by Irving Oil, the Irving family foundation, and the family itself. Additional gifts of $33 million have been committed to the project, and Dartmouth plans to raise more.

Dartmouth said Friday the institute will “work at the intersection of energy and society” from four perspectives: technology and science, society and the environment, business and economics, and geopolitics. Research and programs will include nearly every academic department in an integrated, cross-disciplinary manner.

The institute is scheduled to open in 2020.

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