The Rio Center serves as a regional hub for research and collaboration as part of the University’s mission to expand its international network. The Center provides students and scholars a base from which to conduct research in and for Brazil.
To encourage and support research at the Global Centers, the President of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger, established the President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF), a program providing grants to Columbia Faculty who utilize the 8 Global Centers as a resource for teaching and research activities. The program is designed as a venture fund to enable the development of projects and research collaborations within and across these sites, in order to increase global opportunities for research, teaching, and service.
Leveraging the experience and expertise of Columbia University faculty, the Rio Center promotes reflection and action on Brazil’s most pressing issues. We seek out and support important research conducted locally to deepen collaborations between our schools and critical research institutes across Brazil.
There are no upcoming research programs.
The Global Scholars program aims to explore the historical origins and contemporary realities of urban life in Latin America through research and travel in five cities that capture its cultural diversity.
Columbia Global Centers bring scholars and specialists together for “Global Think-In” world-wide discussion
Discussion brought together scholars and specialists from a broad spectrum of fields from all over the world to participate in a discussion about themes that have impact locally and globally.
During September 15 and 16, Economists from all over the world discussed Development Banks’ roles and their future during a Conference that took place place in Rio de Janeiro.