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Global Hubs Research Themes

Hubs provide a collaborative platform for thematic research areas based on Cornell's and our Global Hubs partner's academic strengths and local contexts. 

Ashoka campus with red brick buildings alternating with a lighter lattice facade.
Ashoka University, India.

Coming in November: Global Grand Challenge

On November 16–17, a Global Hubs symposium will bring Hubs faculty and top university administrators to Ithaca to identify shared interests and tour the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses. Open to the campus community, the fall symposium hosted will refine Hubs research themes and select one or more themes as Cornell’s newest Global Grand Challenge.

Sites can focus on multiple themes, including but not limited to:

  • Big Data, AI, and New Media
  • Democratic Challenges and Change
  • Future Cities
  • Inequalities and Social Justice
  • Migration and Mobilities
  • One Health
  • Sustainable Development

Global Hubs Salon Series

This spring, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies hosted a series of eight interdisciplinary Global Hubs salons on a variety of research themes representing cross-college strengths at Cornell and our Hubs partners. The salons featured Cornell faculty hosts in conversation with faculty representing partner institutions.