Sustainability is a major area of interdisciplinary research at Purdue University. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students from various colleges and departments frequently collaborate to explore the social, ecological, design, and economic aspects of sustainable practices.

Centers at Purdue University

Center for Global Food Security

The Purdue Center for Global Food Security (PCGFS) is taking up these challenges, helping to ensure that we have enough food, feed and fuel for the 21st century and beyond. The Center is gearing to mobilize and focus the talent pool of its faculty and partners on the evolving challenges arising from the interactions among agricultural production and food systems with climate change, energy demand and supply, policy responses, population growth and the associated development pressures.

Center for the Environment

The mission of the Center for the Environment (C4E) is to promote proactive, interdisciplinary research, learning, and engagement at Purdue addressing important environmental challenges. The Center helps to connect faculty and students across departments and disciplines who working on these challenges, supports innovative projects, and increases the impact of Purdue's work on important environmental issues through outreach and stakeholder engagement activities. We work closely with campus faculty to integrate interdisciplinary environmental education and training with research.

Purdue Climate Change Research Center

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) facilitates interdisciplinary climate change research, education, and engagement. From its inception in 2004, the PCCRC assembled a community of scholars who shared the perspective that human and natural systems should be studied as an integrated whole.


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