Columbia University was established in 1754 as King’s College, and it is the most well-known institution of higher education in New York state and the 5th earliest in the country. There are such undergraduate colleges as Columbia College, Engineering or General Studies which had 8,274 students listed for autumn 2012 when the complete university quantity was 28,824 persons. Founded in 1947, Columbia’s Nevis Laboratories is the heart for high-energy tests and planetary findings. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is located in Palisades, New York. It is the biggest investigation component of the Earth Institute, lead by Professor Jeffrey Sachs. This center is utilized to research international weather change, geological risks, the influences of nonrenewable sources and the earth’s atmosphere.
Since 1901, Columbia University grad, department, scientists and directors have achieved 82 Nobel Prizes. Two of those recipients are ex-president Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and President Barack Obama in 2009. Columbia’s Global Centers in Amman, Istanbul, Nairobi, Beijing, Paris, Mumbai, and Santiago assist in worldwide collaborations, investigation assignments, and study in another country. Throughout “Primal Scream,” which happens at night time on the Sunday before the previous week of last examinations every session, students wide open their windows and howl for up to 5 minutes to discharge their stress and anxiety. It accomplishes in NCAA Division I athletics, and the school symbolic figure is the Lion. The leader of the university is Lee C. Bollinger.