Global Centre for Environment and Energy

The Global Centre for Environment and Energy is a one-of-its-kind of Centre of Excellence at Ahmedabad University. The objective of setting up this Centre of Excellence is to foster and pursue interdisciplinary academic research, and the design of technological and social experimentation related to Environment, Energy and Natural Resources. The Global Centre will undertake scientific studies to develop or assess alternative energy sources, new technology, global climate change and its impact, energy efficiency policies and technologies, environment economics and conservation, mitigation policies, waste water recovery, behavioural models in energy and environment, evolution and biology related to climate change.

The Centre will have a strong policy focus that will be evidenced by deep research in sciences, technology, economics, psychology, management and other disciplines. The Centre will draw faculty from various disciplines of Ahmedabad University who have interest in aspects of environment and energy. The Centre will be open to working with agencies of the state, other global centres and research institutes. It is envisioned as an international institute and a centre of excellence that will build an integrated perspective on issues related to environment, energy, and natural resources.

Mission

The mission of the Global Centre for Environment and Energy, Ahmedabad University is to discover and address research needs at the interfaces of three vital global challenges - environment, energy and sustainability. The Centre aims to be a global leader in research and education to address world challenges through interlinking policy, entrepreneurship, science and technology. It draws on researchers, teachers, experts and students across the University and offers them the landscape to build core competency to explore, innovate, integrate and solve complex social, technical and economic issues. The Centre offers opportunities for public-private partnership to develop sustainable environment and energy options for future generations. It builds on Ahmedabad University’s core areas of research and education and collaborates with global institutions of excellence working in the areas of environment, energy and sustainability.

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