November 05, 2011

Columbia University Opens Global Center in Istanbul

New York City-based Columbia University has opened its sixth international Global Center in Istanbul for encouraging academic partnerships and assisting in student and alumni affairs with Turkey.

“We are committed to providing new opportunities to strengthen our engagement with scholars, ideas and challenges across the globe,” said University President Lee C. Bollinger at the opening ceremony on Nov. 1.

“Columbia’s intellectual history and engagement in Turkey has deep roots and our center here will allow us to build on this foundation in new and innovative ways that enhance our knowledge and contribute to society.”

The center will function as a network, facilitating long-distance collaborative programs and linkages between non-Columbia scholars, institutions, schools and academic departments back in New York.

Read more on Hurriyet Daily News: Columbia University Opens Global Center in Istanbul


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