Schools Respond to Applied Science Request
March 17th, 2011
From Korea to India to the United Kingdom, universities across the globe want to get to New York — at least according to the Bloomberg administration.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Robert Steel announced the city has received 18 responses from colleges and universities that are interested in building an applied science campus in the Big Apple. The city will narrow the pool over the summer and make a final decision by the end of the year, according to a release from the mayor’s office.
The city has promised to make a “significant investment” towards the construction of a campus. According to the adminsitration, the proposals expressed interest in sites like the Navy Hospital Campus at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Goldwater Hospital Campus on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan, Governor’s Island, Farm Colony on Staten Island and other privately-owned areas.
The campus is part of a larger effort by the adminsitration to attract emerging technologies to the five boroughs (we cover the race to attract bioscience extensively here).
Here are the schools that expressed interest:
By Courtney Gross on March 17, 2011, 1:45 pm
Åbo Akadmi University, Finland
Amity University, India
Carnegie Mellon University with Steiner Studios
Columbia University and the City University of New York
The Cooper Union
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
New York University, Carnegie Mellon, the City University of New York, the University of Toronto, and IBM
The New York Genome Center, with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, Rockefeller University, and the Jackson Laboratory
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Stevens Institute of Technology
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
The University of Chicago
The University of Warwick, United Kingdom
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