Columbia Global Centers

The Columbia Global Centers network creates opportunities in research, scholarship, teaching, and service; engages across borders and across disciplines; and expands Columbia’s mission as a global University. Here’s a snapshot at our nine global centers.

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Africa strives to enable the highest levels of knowledge and learning in and for Africa, and to create a hub from its location in Nairobi, Kenya for global curriculum and scholarly outreach in the region.

East Asia assists Columbia with its various research and teaching programs in East Asia and serves as a regional base in Beijing, China for interacting locally with students, faculty, and alumni.

Europe creates new programs that explore the consequences of globalization and establishes partnerships with French and European scholars and educational and cultural institutions from its central location in Paris.

Latin America (Rio de Janeiro) serves as a hub for Columbia programs and initiatives throughout Brazil.

Latin America (Santiago) assists Columbia in the development and execution of its research and teaching programs in Chile and the Latin American region.

Middle East serves as a hub for programs and educational initiatives throughout the Middle East from Amman, Jordan.

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North America | 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.

South Asia develops programs and activities involving both students and faculty focusing on issues relating to Mumbai, the State of Maharashtra, India, and the South Asian region.

Turkey serves as a hub for Columbia programs and initiatives relevant to Turkey and the region from Istanbul.