The Mission of the Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity is to:

• Develop and scale sustainable and affordable technologies and solutions addressing the challenges facing the global poor

• Improve the standard of living of the world’s impoverished communities

• Foster market-based mechanisms that create sustainable livelihood opportunities and that respect the dignity of individuals and communities

• Serve as a convening platform for business, academia, NGOs and governmental organizations, as well as a national and international hub for relevant programs

• Leverage talent from various disciplines and focus on the education of engineering and non-engineering students alike


The SMU Hunt Institute is the home of the James Pratt Collection, E&H Week, the Hunt Institute Salon and the Hunt Institute Elders.


Dr. Eva Szalkai Csaky, Director

Corrie A. Harris,  Coordinator