Innovative solutions. Life-changing impact.

Global Development at Cornell is dedicated to developing lasting solutions to alleviate poverty and hunger, foster social and economic equality, and protect the environment. Our experts and students take their knowledge and experience to the field, connecting with stakeholders to build resilient, inclusive communities and tackle real-world problems. We harness the energies and talents of experts from a range of disciplines to address some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

25+

Projects and programs in 30+ countries

Our experts engage with local communities on a global scale, driving change in nearly every corner of the world.

$185M+

in funding

Global Development collaborates with organizations and communities across the globe to maximize impact.

200+

Students and fellows

Our students and fellows bring their experiences and knowledge from around the world, fostering an environment of mutual learning.

Our partners & collaborators

We believe in working together to make sustainable change. Our partnerships bring together the expertise, resources and passion to transform problems into solutions.

New York state

As the land grant university of New York, we draw from our expertise and resources to catalyze change right here at home.

  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Tompkins County Office for the Aging
  • New York State Agriculture and Markets

National

Development takes place right here in the U.S. We work with partners across the nation to build a better world for all Americans.

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • NIFA
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

NGOs & International Institutions

We unite with foundations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to channel our collective efforts towards a common goal. 

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • U.S. Agency for International Development 
  • Feed the Future 
  • The UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Sathguru Consultants 
  • CGIAR 

In & out of the classroom

Cultivating next-generation leaders

Our dynamic learning atmosphere provides deep analysis and transformative solutions. Students are at the forefront of experiential and active learning opportunities. Here they explore problems in new ways, clarify solutions, develop leadership and actually change the world for the better.

Marquan Jones