The 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 the University community in East Asia, the Center has been focusing on our global themes to work toward our missions of, in the words of Professor Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Center and Global Development, "being deeply responsive to and integrated with issues of local, regional, and global significance".
The Center facilitates and promotes academic exchanges, research, and scholarship programs in the region, preparing our faculty, students, and alumni with broad global view and international experiences. Our programs and activities provide unique opportunities for knowledge exchange and skill development through meaningful conversations with local and regional academics, experts, and practitioners.
In 2019-2020, the Center welcomed scholars from across the disciplines and life paths to share, discover, and spawn new initiatives that address this year's pressing challenges in a wide range of fields, including medicine & public health, environment & sustainability, business & innovation & entrepreneurship, engineering & applied science, arts & culture, and education.
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