A City Campus Built for People and Ideas


The first new buildings on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus have come to life—the first stage of a sustainable urban design that will unfold over decades. The campus will provide innovative spaces for teaching, pioneering research, artistic expression and the shared human experiences of a great city defined by openness and diversity.

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An Invitation to Connect, Engage, Explore

A onetime industrial zone five blocks north of Columbia’s historic Morningside Heights campus is being reimagined for the next century as an open, welcoming place of tree-lined sidewalks, accessible green spaces, art galleries and performance venues, lively storefronts and community education centers, connecting West Harlem to a revitalized Hudson River waterfront.

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Knowledge Across Traditional Boundaries

Like New York City itself, Columbia thrives as a meeting place where people come together and new ideas can flourish. Fulfilling a great university’s mission of discovering solutions to our society’s most pressing challenges requires a new kind of shared space where creative minds across many academic disciplines can collaborate in research and study, in shared inspiration and experimentation.

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Posing Modernity: Wallach Gallery Rethinks the Black Model’s Role in Modernism

When Denise Murrell joined Columbia’s art history master’s program, she had a mission to shed light on the invisibility and centrality of black women in modern art.

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Inaugural Group of Obama Foundation Scholars Arrive at Columbia University

An accomplished group of 12 rising social change-makers from around the world selected as the first class of Obama Foundation Scholars have arrived at Columbia University.

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Construction and Renovation Across Columbia's Campuses

The Manhattanville campus is part of an ongoing investment in new and renovated facilities throughout the University.

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