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Cornell Global Hubs are your point of entry to a world of high-impact opportunities.

Global Hubs put you at the center of a vibrant network of transnational research and teaching. At Hubs, your international work is supported and seamless—so you can focus on developing your research, building new collaborations, and innovating in the classroom.

Happening This Fall

Cornell faculty may now apply for seed funds to support joint research and teaching with faculty based at Hubs institutions that will strengthen strategic priorities and develop multidisciplinary cutting-edge research and curriculum to create academic and societal impact.

Grant awards from the spring call for International Cornell Curriculum Grants (ICC) proposals to support the planning, development, or advancement of new or existing for-credit, tuition-bearing courses will be announced soon. 

A Global Grand Challenge symposium on November 16–17 will bring Hubs faculty and top university administrators to Ithaca to identify shared interests. Open to the campus community, the fall symposium will refine Hubs research themes and select one or more themes as Cornell's newest Global Grand Challenge.  

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World-Class Collaborations

At Hubs locations around the world, you’ll find research opportunities in a range of interdisciplinary thematic areas, partners who share your interests, and joint seed funding to support new and long-term collaborations.

Consider leading a group of students abroad for a semester or short-term immersive experience based at a Hub. Or teach a border-crossing global course with faculty from a Hub institution. Cornell faculty leads and counterparts at each site help you identify and connect with potential research collaborators and co-teachers.

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Connected at Cornell

Global Hubs are a global extension of the Cornell community. These strategically placed concentrations of Cornell presence connect the entire university with international peer institutions and their communities, countries, and regions.

Each Hub partners Cornellians—faculty, staff, students, and alumni—with one or more universities, regional organizations, and local people. It’s the kind of sustained engagement that creates real relationships and real change.

Start your Hubs engagement by exploring locations and reaching out to the faculty lead in your region of interest.

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Cornell Global Hubs are expanding opportunities, providing infrastructure, and greasing the wheels for faculty, alumni, and students across the university to engage with 20 partner universities in 11 locations.


"Intellectual giant" Muna Ndulo led and strengthened faculty research partnerships, cooperative events, and internships for Cornell students across twenty years.


Ashoka welcomed visitors from around the world, including Associate Professor Sarah Besky, faculty lead for the India Hub.


There’s a place in the world for every Cornell student. Undergraduate students across all colleges and majors will find study abroad programs worldwide to advance their academic and career goals, including opportunities at the new Cornell Global Hubs.   


Raj Kumar, vice chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University visited the Cornell campus in August. Jindal is a Global Hubs partner in India.


From Ithaca to Hawaii to Ecuador, students in the Robert S. Harrison College Scholars Program in the College of Arts & Sciences took advantage of the summer as a time to explore their research interests.


The alumni Cornell Clubs of Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen and the Cornell China Center cohosted a hybrid international new student send-off. 

Academics from some of the world's top institutions will came together in August to brainstorm ideas to create more sustainable cities and communities.

On July 20th, the Cornell Club of Singapore hosted Cornell professors Gustavo Flores-Macias and Sarah Kreps.

"The opportunity to work abroad during the summer and do research at another top university is what attracted me to the program,” said Cornell materials and engineering science student Daniel Bilezikian.