The Earth Institute and the School of Engineering at Columbia University are the world’s leading academic centers focused on addressing the challenges of global sustainable development. In addition to mobilizing the sciences, education and public policy to create sustainable programs abroad, EI also provides multi-sector policy advice to governments, the United Nations and NGOs on issues related to sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals.
Professor Vijay Modi is leading the Earth Institute’s efforts that cut across energy, rural infrastructure and development. He led the UN Millennium Project effort on the role of energy and energy services in reaching the Millennium Development Goals.
The Modi Research Group at The Earth Institute brings together a diverse set of talents who work in collaboration to engineer solutions to global development challenges. The Modi Group is a team of international development experts, faculty, engineers, designers and data analysts.