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About Global Hubs

Cornell Global Hubs connect the entire university with strong international peer institutions and their communities, countries, and regions. No two Hubs are identical, but all share Cornell’s academic distinction, educational verve, and civic responsibility—under the umbrella of One Cornell.

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Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Why Global Hubs? 

Global Hubs create more diverse, long-term opportunities and support for students and faculty to study, research, teach, and engage around the world by providing institutional connections in key locations. Hubs coordinate Cornell’s presence in these places, bringing students and faculty together with partners, prospective students, and alumni.

Global Hubs supplement existing or future faculty and college activities. This university-level initiative does not interfere with college-specific exchanges or collaborations. Hubs complement and, where appropriate, augment colleges' work.

Hubs enable more students and faculty to go abroad to geographically diverse locations by lowering barriers to accessing quality semester-long and short-term programs, including learning and research opportunities with local partners and communities.

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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Hubs Opportunities 

Each Global Hub is unique, but all are grounded in partnerships with strong local universities and based on the principle of mutual benefit and exchange. Cornell works with Hubs partners to develop hands-on projects that promote study and expand the range of academic experiences at home and abroad.

Global Hubs university partnerships are based on reciprocity. Faculty and students across our Hubs join a vibrant network of transnational research and educational opportunities, partnering with Cornell and other Hub locations. Our partnerships with the public and private sectors will deepen at Global Hubs locations, building community connections for the global public good.