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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.
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
To support meaningful internship experiences for Columbia students in spite of disruptions caused by Covid-19, the network of Columbia Global Centers launched the inaugural Global Virtual Internship program this summer. The Mumbai Center placed 14 interns in the ares of sustainable engineering solutions, arts and culture, public health, and urban biodiversity.
“The economic and human impact of Covid-19 will dwarf any outbreak that we have experienced so far” noted the celebrated virologist, Professor W. Ian Lipkin, as he presented the Third Distinguished Yusuf Hamied Lecture on July 8, 2020.
This two-part series addressed the challenges faced by dental professionals and showcased innovative approaches in providing oral healthcare services and educating dental students across India, Kenya and the United States.