Provost John H. Coatsworth has announced the fifth round of grants from the President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) on June 1, 2017. 11 projects received awards this year after being selected by a review committee of senior faculty drawn from both the Morningside and medical campuses.
Columbia Commitments: Climate Response
For the fifth year, the Paris Center welcomed in June the Alliance Summer School in Science and Policy in Paris.
Empowering Youth Globally for Sustainable Development Solutions: SDSN-Youth Launched at Columbia Global Centers | Europe
On the evening of June 4, 2015 in Paris, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched a new initiative, SDSN Youth (SDSN-Y).
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has announced plans to provide grants to faculty members to leverage and engage Columbia’s Global Center network.
Prof. Levent Kurnaz of Boğaziçi University on using Prof. Jeff Sachs’s online SDSNedu course, ‘The Age of Sustainable Development’
Last semester, Jeffrey Sachs’s online educational course, ‘The Age of Sustainable Development,’ was roadtested by students at Boğaziçi University.
The Mediterranean Sustainable Development Solutions Network (MED Solutions) was launched July 3 in Siena, Italy. MED Solutions, hosted by the University of Siena, will coordinate the activities of a vast network of universities, research centers, and businesses interested in identifying and implementing solutions initiatives addressing sustainability challenges in the Mediterranean region.
Aromar Revi, the Director of Indian Institute for Human Settlements – India’s first prospective National University for Research and Innovation to address challenges of urbanization through an integrated program of education, research, consulting and advisory services.
East African governments should work with universities to build knowledge on climate change with a view to building the capacity and resilience of local communities, who largely depend on rain-fed agriculture, to mitigate the consequences of climate change.
The rare opportunity – the first in Africa – is a major collaboration with Columbia University. The ANSRC is a partnership that brings together academic and research institutions across the East African region with the goal of building a PhD training programme in basic research in nutritional and agriculture science. The main aim is to address food insecurity in the region and raise the number of trained manpower in the selected fields of study across East African universities.