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Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) partners with faculty, students, and colleagues across the University to support excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. The CTL is committed to advancing the culture of teaching and learning at Columbia through all of its programs, services, and resources.
Center on Japanese Economy and Business
The Center on Japanese Economy and Business is the preeminent US academic center focused on promoting knowledge of Japanese business systems in domestic, East Asia, and international contexts.
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment is the only university-based applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice and discussion of sustainable international investment. CCSI was previously named the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.
Community College Research Center
The Community College Research Center studies community colleges because they provide critical access to postsecondary education and are uniquely positioned to promote equity and social mobility in the United States. Our mission is to conduct research that helps these institutions strengthen opportunities and improve outcomes for their students, particularly those from underserved populations.
The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, is one of the world's leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. Their mission is to serve the community at the University and beyond by supporting research, instruction, and dialogue, sponsoring vibrant, multidisciplinary events that bring together our extraordinary resources of faculty, students, and alumni. They are committed to training the next generation of regional specialists to play leadership roles in setting the academic and scholarly agenda, making policy, and challenging accepted truths about how we study our rapidly changing world.
As vital partners in the University's research and learning ecosystem, Columbia University Libraries connects users with rich and distinctive collections, fosters meaningful learning experiences, and provides innovative research support for a large, diverse user population. The Libraries has an open-access policy and the research of its employees is featured here.
National Center for Disaster Preparedness
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute works to understand and improve the nation’s capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
Oral History Master of Arts
Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts Program is the first program of its kind in the United States: a one-year interdisciplinary MA degree training students in oral history method and theory. Through the creation, archiving and analysis of individual, community and institutional histories, we amplify the critical first-person narratives that constitute memory for generations to come.
Tow Center for Digital Journalism
The Tow Center for Digital Journalism hosts a variety of diverse research projects that explore innovation at the intersection of journalism and technology.