CERC is headquartered at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. The Earth Institute facilitates multidisciplinary education, research and applied research within Columbia University, mainly through the institute’s 30 research units and with external collaborators. The institute’s mission is to mobilize the sciences, education and public policy to achieve a sustainable Earth. CERC is the Earth Institute’s main center working on the natural world and its key role in sustainable development. At Columbia, CERC has helped found the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, which includes undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, conducting pathbreaking research in medicine, science, the arts and the humanities. It includes five campuses, three undergraduate schools, 13 graduate and professional schools, and a school of continuing education. Columbia’s collections, comprising more than 10 million printed volumes, are housed in 22 libraries. Columbia’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning houses a state-of-the-art technology platform to provide lectures and educational programs and facilitate knowledge exchange around the world.
Columbia’s location in one of the world’s most international cities, together with the consortium members’ worldwide presence, allows CERC to be actively and effectively involved in global environmental sustainability.