Research

Columbia’s vibrant undergraduate community is at the center of one of the finest research institutions in the world. Composed of hundreds of labs, research centers and institutes led by field-leading thinkers and interdisciplinary pioneers, it’s a thriving hub of inquiry that  receives nearly $1 billion in research funding across the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

faculty:

I enjoy having undergraduates in my research lab. They come with a fresh pair of eyes, great enthusiasm and an intense curiosity. Through the questions they ask, they make us think twice about what we do. Since they are unbiased about research, they are also more inclined to think out of the box.

Professor

Shree
Nayar
T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science
Computer Science

A Culture of Collaboration

Holding more than 1000 patents, generating almost $2 billion in gross revenue, and contributing to advances in fields ranging from  public health and music cognition to climate policy and data privacy, Columbia’s research landscape creates a campus culture that encourages new heights of collaboration—between students and faculty, between disciplines and departments, and between our campus, our city and our world.

fact:

1000+

active patents across the full spectrum of research areas

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200+

world-class laboratories, institutes and research centers

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300+

new inventions from Columbia Research each year

Undergraduate research: a world of opportunity

Across schools, disciplines, departments, and subjects, there are countless research opportunities available to interested students—and just as many ways to find them. Whether you browse listings in newsletters or program websites, get guidance and inside tips from your network of advisers, or talk your way into one during an informal conversation with a faculty member during office hours, research positions are widely available to anyone with the curiosity, motivation, and persistence to pursue them.

Arts & Humanities

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Undergraduate Publications

Engineering & Science

Programs & Fellowships

Academic Centers & Institutes

Undergraduate publications

Social Sciences

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