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E-Resources: Centers and Institutes
Columbia University hosts a vast array of institutes and centers devoted to the advancement of key areas of inquiry. These organizations support, direct, and publish scholarly research; administer related programs and courses at Columbia; and increase public awareness through community lectures and other events. Search our comprehensive list of centers and institutes to further your current academic studies or to learn more about a topic of interest to you. From the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies to the National Center for Children in Poverty, from the Virtual Institute of Information to the Center for the Study of Science and Religion, Columbia’s centers and institutes offer something for every curious mind.

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Subject Title Source Description
Arts The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University The Center for Jazz Studies   The Center for Jazz Studies is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of jazz music, bringing together fields as diverse as musicology, history, literature, political science, anthropology, dance, and film.
Business and Finance The Center for the Decision Sciences School of Business The Center for the Decision Sciences brings together scholars from a wide range of fields with a common interest in human decision making.
Culture and Society Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies IMJS The Institute is a collaborative environment for scholars and students of Japanese history and culture. The site contains publications and reports.
Culture and Society La Maison Francaise La Maison Francaise Find information about La Maison Francaise's events, including lectures, conferences, film screenings, and exhibitions. Most events are open to the public.
Education Institute on Education and the Economy Teachers College   Researches the link between the economy and the state of today's educational institutions. The site offers many published works, some for free and others for a small cost.
Journalism National Arts Journalism Program Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism Columbia University's National Arts Journalism Program is the nation's premier center supporting the improvement of arts journalism.
Science The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation CERC The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC), a consortium of five education and research institutions, was created in response to critical environmental concerns facing the Earth.

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