Grand Challenges: Collaborating to Create a Better Future

The School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs joined forces to launch major new initiatives to develop sustainable energy, combat emerging infectious diseases, and overcome natural resource limitations around the world. Each “Grand Challenge” cooperative engages faculty and students in highly collaborative research, and inspires new courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Grand Challenges

“The Grand Challenges Program is designed to help solve some of the most important problems that confront humanity by training a generation of leaders committed to these problems.”

—Stephen Pacala, the Fredrick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the director of the Princeton Environmental Institute