Columbia University

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Initiatives

Globalization Initiative

At the heart of Columbia’s global strategy are the Columbia Global Centers: a network of eight global centers located in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Mumbai, Nairobi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago. The centers are designed to function as nimble hubs providing a foundation for students, faculty, affiliates, and alumni to explore the most important global issues from a truly global perspective. 

Mellon Global Liberal Arts Initiative

The Mellon Global Liberal Arts Initiative is a curricular and educational program that seeks to transform and globalize the undergraduate curriculum.

Graduate Student Initiative

One of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished graduate schools, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is central to the larger Columbia University mission of advancing knowledge through research while providing a distinctive and distinguished environment for academic instruction and professional development. 

Science Initiative

Columbia’s natural science departments are among the strongest in the world. Building on these strengths, we have launched the Science Initiative to guide their development over the next 10 years. It identifies key scientific priorities and opportunities for collaboration, ensures an outstanding faculty with the resources needed to make the next generation of breakthroughs, and sets Columbia on the course for preeminence in scienc

Pilot Faculty-Student Mentoring Program

Created at the request of the students themselves, the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program connects senior faculty in a variety of departments across the Arts and Sciences with junior and senior undergraduate students in Columbia College and the School of General Studies.