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Company Overview of Columbia University

Company Overview

Columbia University is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in the fields of business, social sciences, science, law, medicine, and public affairs. The schools of the university include School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of General Studies, School of Business, School of Humanities and Sciences, School of Law, School of Continuing Education, and School of Medicine. Columbia University was established in 1754 and is based in New York City.

116th Broadway

New York, NY 10027

United States

Founded in 1938



Key Executives for Columbia University

President and Member of Board of Trustees
Age: 67
Executive Vice President of Research
Age: 75
Executive Vice President of Government and Community Affairs and Special Advisor to Campus Planning
Executive Vice President of Health & Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences & Medicine
Senior Executive Vice President
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Columbia University Key Developments

One-Blue Announces Columbia Technology Ventures to Join Licensing Program for Blu-Ray Disc Products

One-Blue announced that Columbia University has joined the One-Blue product licensing program as a licensor. Columbia brings important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and joins current licensors Cyberlink Corporation, Dell Global B.V., Fujitsu Limited, Hewlett-Packard Company, Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co. Ltd., JVCKENWOOD Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., LG Electronics Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Pioneer Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Sony Corporation, Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd. and Yamaha Corporation. One-Blue administers the licensing program for patents essential to Blu-ray Disc™ products and is the joint licensing agent of its licensors. For hardware and software products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™, DVD and CD essential patents; for disc products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™ essential patents. One-Blue is an innovative patent pool that levels the playing field, reduces costs, and fosters fair use of the patent system in the entire optical disc sector.

Columbia University Presents at Mining Indaba Conference, Feb-09-2015 through Feb-12-2015

Columbia University Presents at Mining Indaba Conference, Feb-09-2015 through Feb-12-2015. Venue: Cape Town, South Africa. Presentation Date & Speakers: Feb-09-2015, Lisa Sachs, Director, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. Feb-10-2015, Lisa Sachs, Director, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

Columbia University to Pay $875,000 to Settle Wage Lawsuit

Columbia University will pay $875,000 to settle a class action lawsuit alleging violations of New York labor laws. The complaint alleged Columbia failed to pay hourly employees of the Faculty House-a historic building that serves as an event space hosting weddings and meetings-all earned tips and service charges in violation of New York Labor Law. Under the settlement agreement, $255,000-29.1% of the award-will go toward attorneys' fees and costs. The settlement will award damages to 55 class members, including three named plaintiffs who will share a $15,000 service award.

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