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Columbia Global Centers | Beijing was established in March 2009 as one of the first in the network of Columbia Global Centers, serving as an important regional hub for Columbia University in East Asia.

Facing unprecedented challenges in 2020-2021, the Beijing Center helped support more than 2,500 international students in the People’s Republic of China. Throughout this tumultuous year, the Center maintained an active regional community, provided crucial services, and inspired broad social influence with timely and critical expertise and resource sharing. More than 100 Columbia and regional scholars, researchers, and leaders joined our thought-provoking conversations during which they shared and discovered ideas that spawned new initiatives to respond to the most pressing global challenges.

The Center’s work and efforts culminated in five million social media views, email exchanges, and online participation.

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Our Partnership with ISSO

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing has partnered with Columbia University's International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) to launch the Office's first bilingual Chinese-English column on Beijing Center's WeChat platform. Click here to read our monthly articles for all the exciting updates, FAQs, travel reminders, and more.