About our Club

Bienvenue, Benvenuti, Willkommen ! ! !  

to the

Columbia Alumni Association of Switzerland

with Chapters in Basel, Geneva and Zurich

Did you know that there are 9,500 Columbia alumni in Europe and that around 600 are in Switzerland! It is no wonder given that the country is a center for finance and international relations and is located in the heart of Western Europe.

The Columbia Alumni Association of Switzerland was founded in May 2006 to 1) provide a forum for alumni in Basel, Geneva and Zurich to socialize and network among each other, and 2) to act as a link to the wider European network and our alma mater back in New York City.

So, whether you are in Switzerland because it's home, you've relocated for work, you're studying at one of the Universities, or simply passing through on holiday, come see what's going on!

Academic and intellectual activities

Professor Stiglitz (SIPA) gave a lecture on the international financial crisis
Informal lectures given by alumni on topics in their fields
Region wide (including clubs in France, Germany and Italy) special gala events with guest speakers from Columbia University

Social and networking events

Quarterly happy hours
Annual ski trip
Annual holiday party and charity drive
Ivy-league mixers
Gallery and museum visits with curators
Family events

If you are interested in joining, please see the Membership section for the application; join on our website and our new Facebook group!

We look forward to meeting you at one of our events-- visit our Events tab regularly for updates!

The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) is a global network connecting Columbians of all schools to one another and to the University. It links over 300,000 alumni through more than 100 regional clubs and shared interest groups, online resources, and over 200 programs around the world each year.  

Wherever you are in the world, and whatever you're passionate about, find your Columbia community at alumni.columbia.edu/clubs.

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