Institutions of learning generally approach education vertically, with little integration of knowledge with other disciplines. In the same way, sustainability research until now has mostly been concentrated in the natural sciences or organized in silos. But given the increasing urgency of sustainability in today’s world, this approach may ultimately fall short. As Dean of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Arun Majumdar thus approaches sustainability research in an integrated way, by merging the scholarship and educational programs of the Stanford University School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences with the institutes’ excellence in sparking interdisciplinary collaboration. At Falling Walls, Majumdar discusses how the Doerr school’s approach as well as its integration of a sustainability accelerator can lead to core innovations in the field of science and innovation management.

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