About the Harvard-China Project

Founded in 1993 and based in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment (“Harvard-China Project”) conducts rigorous, peer-reviewed studies with partner institutions in China of the global challenges of climate change, air quality, energy systems, and economic development. It provides natural, applied, and social scientific evidence for the design of innovative and effective policies to confront these challenges in China and beyond. 

The Harvard-China Project prides itself on its interdisciplinary scope, rooted in collaborations among scholars from atmospheric sciences, climate science, energy science, electrical engineering, economics, urban studies, environmental health, and policy. It is also fully committed to equal partnership of scholars at Harvard and its collaborating institutions in China.

The Harvard-China Project currently includes researchers based in the following institutions, among others:


• Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences;

• Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Department of Economics and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences;

• Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Department of Environmental Health and Department of Health Policy and Management;

• Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government;

• Harvard Graduate School of Design.

• Tsinghua University: School of Environment, School of Economics and Management, Department of Earth System Science, and Department of Electrical Engineering;

• Nanjing University: School of Environment;

• Peking University: Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences;

• Huazhong University of Science and Technology: School of Energy and Power Engineering;

• New York University Shanghai;

• Tianjin University: Ma Yinchu School of Economics;

• Chinese Academy of Sciences: Institute of Atmospheric Physics.