Thinking that changes the world

Emory faculty lead the world in public health and drug development, social entrepreneurship, and climate research—and that’s just the beginning. Our students extend their learning just as widely, acquiring the experiences and skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

Go where questions lead

“The environment and the climate are changing differently across the globe. I am interested in the source and the magnitude of emissions linked to air pollution, ozone depletion, and climate change, as well as the impacts of these emissions on humans and on society. To be able to gain a better understanding of all of that is the greatest intellectual benefit of an international career for me.”

Eri Saikawa
Eri Saikawa

Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences, Emory College

Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health

Country of Origin: Japan

Building collaboration

Among the three most prestigious universities in South Korea, Yonsei University shares Emory’s values and deep investments in strengthening ties between the US and Korea. In 2015, the two universities formalized more than 25 years of collaboration and exchange by signing a university-level strategic partnership agreement to provide joint funding for Emory-Yonsei research collaborations. With all disciplines eligible, this effort has funded a diversity of research topics, ranging from stem cell biology to air pollution modeling.

Yonsei University

“Emory and Yonsei enjoy a longstanding partnership and flourishing relationship on both university-wide and various college levels, including an active student and faculty exchange. To reinforce and deepen our relationship with a select group of leading partner universities in targeted regions around the world, Yonsei chose Emory in the US as a strategic partner to foster path-breaking collaborative research."

Yong-Hak Kim
Yong-Hak Kim

President, Yonsei University

South Korea

Seeding potential

The Grounds for Empowerment (GFE) program was created by Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, a research center within Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Supporting female coffee farmers—initially in Nicaragua—and using an innovative three-year incubator model, GFE helps promising specialty coffee farmers develop business knowledge and networks to turn their coffee farms into successful small businesses. As the program expands into new coffee-growing countries, participating and alumni farmers will become part of the solution to chronic under compensation in coffee communities around the world.