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.

Recent News

October 30, 2019

Placing Value over Valuation

Successful startups focus on creating value for their customers rather than chasing high valuations. Distinguished startup founders and domain experts shared their insights into the entrepreneurship ecosystem of India at a panel discussion as part of the Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2019-2020.

October 15, 2019

Reception for New Students

The Center organized a send-off event for graduate and undergraduate students newly admitted to Columbia University in partnership with Columbia Alumni Association of India’s Mumbai Chapter. With more than 80 attendees, the event gave students a chance to interact with their peers and Columbia alumni, and learn more about student life at Columbia.

October 15, 2019

Deliberating the Gut Microbiome

Microbial matter in the gut has been linked to a host of conditions and diseases, including diabetes, cancer, anxiety disorders, and infectious diseases.  To explore the gut microbiome as a critical area of health in India, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a seminar in partnership with the Shillim Institute on September 29-30, 2019.