From 1990 to 2014 Columbia University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) was a joint initiative of Columbia Business School and the School of International and Public Affairs. By integrating resources from these and other major divisions of the University, the center expanded the breadth and raised the caliber of the University's teaching and research activities in the field of international business.
The U.S. Congress created the Centers for International Business Education and Research under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to promote international understanding and economic enterprise. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act, the CIBER program links the manpower and information needs of the business community with the international education, language training and research capacity of universities across the United States.
The Columbia CIBER supported research grants for faculty and doctoral students, language learning initiatives, academic program and curriculum development, faculty and doctoral workshops and business development events, and study-abroad opportunities for the University and larger business and academic communities in the New York City area.
Columbia University is no longer a participating CIBER. To find current CIBERs and learn more about CIBER programming please visit CIBERweb.