From the Center

Air Pollution and Health Hazards

“Around 3.8 million people die every year around the world due to ambient air pollution,” remarked Jeanine D’Armiento, Columbia University Professor of Medicine, at the opening session of a symposium on the topic held at Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai.  The symposium was one among multiple events organized at the Center between December 2-4, 2019, to deliberate the health impact and clinical significance of air pollution in India.

January 13, 2020

Scholarship Opportunities

Columbia University is pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunities across disciplines for prospective students from India. Please contact the program directly for more information. 

January 13, 2020

Launching the Columbia Graduate School Fair

Given Columbia University's expanding engagement with academic institutions in India and a deep interest among Indian students in applying to the Ivy League institution, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized multi-city information sessions on the university’s various graduate programs in Fall, 2019.

January 13, 2020

Wildlife Conservation in Urban India

While India has made significant strides in protecting wildlife through area-based and species-specific programs in rural and remote geographies, the potential of urban India in wildlife conservation is still underestimated and needs urgent and creative action. As part of its Sunder Nursery project, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a symposium in partnership with the Aga Khan Trust For Culture (AKTC) on November 7, 2019.

January 13, 2020

Teaching Climate Change

Even as Climate Change poses severe risks to the city, systematic research and teaching about the subject lags behind in Mumbai’s colleges.  To address this gap, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai launched a seminar series that leverages the scientific expertise of Columbia’s faculty for building conceptual and methodological capacity among college teachers. 

January 13, 2020

Building Capacity in Nursing Education

More than 400 million people lack access to essential health services around the world, and nurses, the largest cadre of healthcare providers globally, are key to addressing such health disparities, emphasized Professor Jennifer Dohrn from the Columbia School of Nursing in a symposium entitled Technologies of Care: New Directions in Nursing Education organized by Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on December 12, 2019.

January 14, 2020

Air Pollution and Health Hazards

“Around 3.8 million people die every year around the world due to ambient air pollution,” remarked Jeanine D’Armiento, Columbia University Professor of Medicine, at the opening session of a symposium on the topic held at Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai.  The symposium was one among multiple events organized at the Center between December 2-4, 2019, to deliberate the health impact and clinical significance of air pollution in India.

January 14, 2020

Yusuf Hamied Fellowship Winners 2019-2020

Building on the mission to strengthen public health research on India, six faculty members from Columbia University and Indian institutions have been awarded the prestigious Yusuf Hamied Fellowship of 2019-2020. In its second year, the Fellowship has been awarded to projects focusing on occupational health, environmental health, non-communicable diseases, and aging in India.

January 14, 2020

Drug Pricing and Policies in India

As India is considered the pharmacy of the developing world, the pricing of drugs within the country is a very important national and global issue. In the last two decades, several policies have been put in place to regulate pricing and access but the comprehensive impact of these policies is yet to be explored. On November 12, 2019, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai hosted a panel discussion on the subject featuring two winners of Yusuf Hamied Fellowships.

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