The 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. The Global Centers, as envisioned by President Lee C. Bollinger, were founded with the objective of connecting the local with the global, to create opportunities for shared learning and to deepen the nature of global dialogue.
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The nine centers work individually and as a network to drive teaching and research across disciplinary boundaries, in partnership with experts and scholars from their regions.
By exploring global ideas both on campus and through their work in these regions, Columbia reaffirms both its relevance and its commitment to creating meaningful impact and contributing a positive legacy for generations to come. It also opens up extraordinary possibilities for like-minded partners to join in achieving these transformative goals.