Welcome to Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul
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Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul was established in 2011 to serve as a hub for Columbia University’s programs and initiatives that relate to Turkey and the region. Since its inception, the Istanbul Center has embarked on a wide range of programs, including key issues of our times: from refugee health to gender equality; entrepreneurship to arts and culture; politics of memory to archaeology, civil society to sustainability.
The Center works in collaboration with local universities, non-governmental organizations and public institutions to design cross-cutting, innovative programs and partnerships within Columbia as well as in the region. Indeed, the Istanbul Center is crucial in facilitating scholarly exchange between the university’s scholars and students and their regional counterparts, developing new trans-regional learning and research agendas.
About the Columbia Global Centers
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. Learn more about our history