Columbia University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) is 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 expands the breadth and raises 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 thirty-three centers serve as regional and national resources for business practitioners, students and teachers at all levels.
Since its establishment in 1990, the Columbia CIBER has become the focal point of international business activities at Columbia University.
Among the initiatives supported by the Columbia CIBER are: