Located in 11 cities across four continents, Columbia’s Global Centers serve as a local hub for purpose-driven education, research, public engagement and collaboration. They support hundreds of cross-disciplinary programs annually, from public health to arts and culture, engaging thousands of faculty, students, partners, alumni and community members.

Engage with us

students with professor in the field

Columbia Global Centers support global research through partnership, fellowships and grants — as well as through spaces for convening, exchanging and inspiring — and connect Columbia faculty with local researchers to collaborate on innovative projects. 

Students in Africa

The Centers support unique global experiences for education, internships and research for Columbia undergraduate and graduate students, for students from the communities where our centers are located, as well as for displaced students.


The Centers host events throughout the year coordinated with local chapters of the Columbia Alumni Association to encourage networking and creating connections to campus, as well as sharing knowledge and information. 

an audience at Reid Hall in Paris

Each of the Centers curate thought-provoking events and create space for dialogue, connection, and networking. Our Centers also provide access to continuing education, executive education, leadership and social impact training, and bespoke Columbia experiences for local students.

Contribute to Global Conversations


Interested in Chile’s sustainable development agenda, he reached out to the Santiago Center.

The publications present concepts on climate change, practical solutions, and perspectives of public managers for energy transition policies.

The venture aligns with the Santiago Center’s mission to foster local and global impact, particularly in climate related issues.

This project was announced as a winner of the 2024 Columbia World Projects Impact Awards.

Jennifer Chen, CC'25, participated in the English track of the Columbia in Paris undergraduate programs in Fall 2023.

He comes with over 30 years of experience in academia and global education initiatives.