Columbia has a long and distinguished history in the discovery of knowledge. We work to foster the continuation of those creative endeavors and to promote an environment that sustains the highest standards of scholarship, learning, and safety.

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In Annual Research

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New Inventions Annually

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Nobel Laureates

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Over 200

Research Centers and Institutes

"Research pushes the boundary between what we know and don’t know. It’s the cornerstone of any great university: to seek, create, and disseminate new knowledge."

Jeannette Wing, Executive Vice President of Research
Jeannette Wing, Executive Vice President of Research at Columbia University

Research at Columbia

Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Irving Medical Center

includes the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health.

Magnetic resonance imaging of a human brain
Zuckerman Institute

brings together researchers from across the University to study the brain, gaining insights that promise to benefit people and societies everywhere.

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Data Science Institute

dedicated to advancing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, and its application in all fields, and ensuring responsible use of data to benefit society.

Columbia University Climate School: Melting glacier showing effects of climate Change
Columbia Climate School

provides the scholarship needed to tackle climate change and its related challenges through transdisciplinary research and partnerships.

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Columbia World Projects

is home to the Obama Foundation Scholars, which uses Columbia research to tackle global challenges and positively affect people’s lives.

Columbia Quantum Initiative
Quantum Initiative

brings quantum technology out of the lab and makes it available for massive adoption in information science, health, sensing, and metrology. 

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Free Speech Initiative

deals with litigation, research, and education. It includes Knight First Amendment Institute, Global Freedom of Expression, and other centers.  

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Columbia Science Initiative

partners across Columbia to commit our world-class resources to urgent, global challenges in climate, health, and innovation.