The Columbia Global Centers promote a key Columbia University mission to advance science, environmental studies, and engineering for humanity. The Centers bring scientists, policy analysts, and humanists together around cutting-edge global themes being pursued at the University and around the world.
Smart water management! Segregating waste at source and boosting the circular economy! Helping the urban workforce cope with mental health problems! These are the app-based solutions proposed by the three winning Indian startups of the 2019-2020 round of the Urban Works Innovation Challenge.
While India has made significant strides in protecting wildlife through area-based and species-specific programs in rural and remote geographies, the potential of urban India in wildlife conservation is still underestimated and needs urgent and creative action. As part of its Sunder Nursery project, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a symposium in partnership with the Aga Khan Trust For Culture (AKTC) on November 7, 2019.
Even as Climate Change poses severe risks to the city, systematic research and teaching about the subject lags behind in Mumbai’s colleges. To address this gap, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai launched a seminar series that leverages the scientific expertise of Columbia’s faculty for building conceptual and methodological capacity among college teachers.