Prof. Shaleen SinghalDean (Research & Partnerships)Shaleen Singhal is a Professor and Dean (Research and Partnerships) at TERI School of Advanced Studies. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom and had been a Visiting Fulbright Fellow at the Yale University in 2018. Dr Singhal also works with The Nature Conservancy, India as Head of the Indian Collaborative for Applied Sustainability Solutions (ICASS) being established with support from the Tata Trusts to strengthen the Science-Policy-Practice Interface in India. He has over 25 years of research, consultancy, teaching and academic administration experience. His research relates to climate change, sustainable smart cities, sustainable consumption, urban redevelopment, and public policy and planning. His PhD from Ulster of University, UK (now Ulster University) received the Global Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award 2009 and the Best Thesis in Built Environment, University of Ulster, Faculty Award2009. He had worked as a lecturer in Sustainability Design at the School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster. He is a founding member of the International Universities Climate Alliance, member of the Global Urban Competitiveness Project Council, US, and board member of the ProSPER.Net alliance in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Singhal has successfully led several multi-disciplinary research and consultancy assignments focusing on India and other developing countries. He had been the Principal Investigator of the EU-UNEP funded Switch Asia initiative on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP); and the Indian Lead Collaborator of the Indian European multi-level climate governance research networking programme. Inter-disciplinary research by him and his PhD scholars, examines the challenges and solutions for cities. He had pioneered in structuring first-of-its-kind MTech programme on Urban Development Management in India; and the first masters’ course on Sustainable Consumption and Production with emerging economies perspective for civil servants and professionals. Prof. Singhal contributes as an external Ph.D. examiner, doctoral research committee member and guest faculty at leading architecture and planning schools in India. He provides intellectual leadership and advances the frontiers of research through partnerships with leading institutions globally.
Message from Dean (Research & Partnerships)As a Dean (Research & Partnerships) of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, I’m extremely proud of the research leadership of examining complex dimensions of sustainable development that the School has upheld since its founding. The School strives to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable world by creation of knowledge and human capacity through research and engagement with the discourse on sustainability challenges and solutions. An interdisciplinary approach to undertake and promote advance research defines the intellectual atmosphere of TERI School. The School draws strength from the ethos and cultural traditions of India and reaches out in sourcing knowledge from across the globe to meet expectations of a transforming research and academic landscape. School’s research excellence is demonstrated through an extensive and excellent record of high-impact, multidisciplinary research in overarching domains such as natural resources, energy and environment, biotechnology, water studies, policy studies, business and sustainability and legal studies. We take pride in the research profile of our faculty members and departments who employ research informed pedagogy for student centered teaching and learning that prepares our graduands to become leaders with values and intellectual rigour. In pursuit of advancing frontiers of research and higher education, the School has always been on competitive advantage through meaningful partnerships with industry, policy and decision makers, funding organisations, community and leading research and higher education institutions globally. We immensely value such partnerships and intend to strengthen them on a continual basis.