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Welcome to Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai
a hub for research and educational initiatives
addressing the region's most pressing challenges
Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of Columbia University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange.
Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai was established in 2010 to serve as a research, education, and knowledge hub for promoting new and informed ways of addressing global challenges. The Center conducts innovative and inter-disciplinary research, designs educational opportunities for students and professionals, and disseminates research to wider publics in academia, government, civil society, and the private sector. By connecting the University’s world-class scholars and students with peers from the region, the Mumbai Center works to deepen knowledge that can transform society.
India is the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, behind only the United States and China, according to a recent report by Nasscom and Zinnov. Startups are supported by incubators, typically in the early stages of product and customer development. Incubators add value by providing coaching and mentorship, workspaces and makerspaces, and by interfacing with other stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem critical to startup success.
Women’s participation in India’s labor force has shrunk from 28% to 23% in the decade between 2008 and 2018, according to the International Labor Organization, and is ironically, much lower in urban areas and among women with secondary education. To probe the pitfalls and potential of India’s burgeoning digital industries in providing gender parity at work, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a one-day workshop, ‘Women, Work, and the Web: From Exclusion to Opportunity’ on June 28, 2019.
“Diseases in India can be tackled only with an equity plan,” remarked Dr. Nerges Mistry from the Foundation of Medical Research, an expert speaker invited for the orientation program organized by the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai on April 8, 2019 for nursing students from the Columbia School of Nursing. The students were beginning a six-week global clinical practicum to care for patients with infectious diseases at the Bel-Air Hospital in Panchgani and St. Philomena’s Hospital in Bengaluru.