Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Columbia University Middle East Research Center

One of the first in a network of Columbia Global Centers the University has launched around the world. The Center, headquartered in Amman, Jordan, provides a base for scholarly activities throughout the Middle East and advances the University's academic partnerships and programs in the region. The Center establishes a community where

  • faculty can engage in onsite research,
  • scholars can collaborate to offer training and develop research initiatives,
  • students can experience the Middle East firsthand, and
  • regional alumni can build networks and interact directly with the University.
The establishment of the Center provides the University a unique opportunity to advance knowledge and learning on a global scale.

The activities of the Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC) include a wide range of disciplines, from education to architecture to environmental sustainability. Programs currently underway feature Columbia’s Teachers College, School of Social Work, Graduate School of Business, the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and many others. The findings of CUMERC research are shared via conferences, publications, seminars, education programs, lecture series, and discussion groups, as well as in online, interactive formats. CUMERC also hosts events and activities that bring regional and global experts to pursue the Center’s academic goals and enrich its communities.

Please click here for information on Columbia University's Study Abroad program that is based in Amman, Jordan at the CUMERC.

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