The Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2018, a joint project of the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, was designed for passionate individuals and teams to create environmentally sustainable solutions for 21st-century workspaces in India. Funded by the RMZ Foundation and supported by the CoWrks Foundry, applications were invited from India as well as from all departments of Columbia University.
As a nation with enormous bio-diversity, India needs to protect its ecological resources. As a rapidly expanding economy, however, it cannot ignore the need for infrastructural development. Public awareness, policy interventions, and creative solutions are required for reconciling conservation of wildlife with the need for expanding landscape connectivity through roads and highways.
Under the Dr. Yusuf Hamied Fellowships Program, fellowships have been awarded for three research projects focusing on India to public health faculty at the Mailman School of Public Health and to three faculty members in Indian educational institutions for short-term residencies at the Mailman School.
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School is now accepting applications for the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures.