The Mission of Columbia University is as follows:

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

The Mission of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science is as follows:

Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, as part of a world-class teaching and research university, educates talented students who aspire to become innovative, socially responsible leaders in industry, government, and academia. Our students strive to improve the human condition locally, nationally, and globally by shaping the future with their enthusiasm to learn, to question, and to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges and problems. Balancing fundamental principles with real-world applications, and an emphasis on interdisciplinary education and entrepreneurship, Columbia Engineering provides an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages students and faculty to be creative, follow their aspirations, and fulfill their potential.

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