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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Office of the EVP of Research

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New Inventions Annually

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Nobel Laureates

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In Annual Research

"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 Institutes and Initiatives

A selection of Columbia's major cross-disciplinary research centers and initiatives.


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Columbia World Projects

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

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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.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences

partners across Columbia in research coordination with faculty from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. 


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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.  

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.

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Pandemic Response Institute

is a landmark initiative designed to help prepare NYC for future public health threats, from infectious diseases to climate-related health emergencies.

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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Zuckerman Institute

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