Columbia Global Centers | Athens is a proud member of a network of 11 global centers under Columbia University in the City of New York, a world-renowned academic institution. Our mission is to establish transformative connections between the university and the global community, driving innovation, mutual understanding, and engagement. Announced in November 2022, the Athens Center collaborates with Greek partners on multifaceted issues such as Climate Change, Migration and International Affairs, Business and Innovation, Classics & Ancient Studies, Arts & Culture, Global Health & Preparedness, and Medicine. The Global Centers are part of the broader Columbia Global initiative, which leverages the remarkable scholarship, expertise, and resources of Columbia University to help address the world’s most complex challenges while fostering intellectual endeavors that inspire, surprise, and push the boundaries of our thinking.
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About the Center
The Columbia Global Centers serve as a nucleus for programming, research, and educational initiatives, and as conduits for extending the University’s global reach. There is robust in-country support for developing a new Center in Athens, building on established initiatives and partnerships.
Greece has worked to build sustainable partnership with Columbia, such as through a collaboration to host Columbia students at the National Libra
ry of Greece during COVID-19, and between Columbia and Greek universities through the International Academic Partnerships (IAPP) Greece Initiative–a collaboration of the Institute of International Education and the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Aﬀairs.
Through adaptive, fresh programming and local and global support, we can assure the long-term success of a Columbia Global Center in Athens. To open a Center in Athens, we seek both endowment gifts as well as funds to support operations and programming.
The Center’s sustained operation will enable the development and execution of research and teaching programs that will beneﬁt stakeholders in Greece and on the Columbia campus. We intend to build valuable partnerships and facilitate impactful collaborations between Columbia experts and local institutions–to further knowledge exchange, advance solutions to pressing challenges, and create lasting, nuanced understandings of global issues.
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