Columbia Global Centers | Beijing was established in March 2009 as one of the first in the network of Columbia Global Centers. The Beijing Global Center provided Columbia faculty and students with opportunities to expand their research and scholarship, and serves as a conduit for knowledge exchange and skill development with local and regional academics, experts, and practitioners.

In 2018, the Beijing Center continues to engage in key areas including Art, Culture, & History; Urban Planning & Public Health; Environment & Sustainability; Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Engineering & Applied Science; Education.