The Lighting Research Center is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (offering the world's only M.S. degree in lighting study) and provides "objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products." The center also provides training programs for government agencies, contractors, and other lighting professionals. Specifically, the research addresses energy efficiency, new products and technologies, lighting design, and human factors issues. The online newsletter reviews some of this research, and a number of full reports are in are available to download. Online educational courses and seminars are offered online for a fee.