Strategic Collaborations

Columbia Engineering School partners with industry, government, and non-profit foundations to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships. Guided by the School’s mission and vision, faculty, staff, and students take an interdisciplinary approach to impacting humanity. Every day, we are expanding knowledge and advancing technology through cutting-edge research.

From technology firms to government organizations, Columbia Engineering is collaborating with global organizations and local companies at the forefront of scientific development. If you are interested in working with us, our Strategic Collaborations Office seeks partnerships that will advance education, research, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Contact us to share the challenges you face in your organization and let us see how we can help along the way. We develop linkages that support programs and foster meaningful relationships.

What are the pillars of Strategic Collaborations?

  • Education - Columbia Engineering attracts exceptional students to our undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. We work with you to recruit new talent for employment and upskill existing talent. In today’s rapidly changing workforce, we help your company to stay competitive with our wide array of executive education and continuing education programs
  • Research - As a world-class research institution, we drive scientific breakthroughs. Our research spans from engineering and medicine to the application of artificial intelligence for climate change mitigation. There are many ways you can partner with researchers across Columbia Engineering.
  • Innovation + Entrepreneurship - Students and faculty collaborate with local and international organizations to design tomorrow’s future. Our partners serve as mentors, offering insight into real-world problem solving. While our students learn from these valuable partnerships, employers take away new lessons too. Work with us to make a sustainable impact on the world.

What are some of the benefits to potential partners?

  • Develop and hire promising recruitment prospects from our engineering programs
  • Extend your brand visibility to the wider Columbia Engineering School community
  • Identify faculty partners or connect with our Centers on projects of mutual interest
  • Create partnerships with Columbia Engineering School’s entrepreneurs/start-ups

If you would like to receive information on how your organization can partner with Columbia Engineering School, please email [email protected]. We look forward to speaking soon.


The Columbia Engineering Industry Collaborative

The Columbia Engineering Industry Collaborative is your gateway to navigating and uncovering the vast opportunities within Columbia Engineering.


Eric Vieira, PhD
Director of Strategic Collaborations
Columbia University - School of Engineering and Applied Science
[email protected]