Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of the University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange.

Bucking the Branch Campus

Inside Higher Ed features Columbia Global Centers and the University's effort to facilitate and promote faculty and student engagement around the world in the story Global Hubs. The publication also discusses a trend more universities are following – the anti-branch campus approach – in Bucking the Branch Campus.




Global Initiative

Sustainable Development

The Millennium Villages Project is the only concerted effort to help rural Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty.


The MDG Centre

The Millennium Development Goals Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa, established in 2004, provides technical and policy support to the Millennium Villages Project and a range of other initiatives in seven countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.