Cornell and Technion partner in bid for applied sciences campus
Cornell University has announced a partnership with the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology — for a bid on the New York City’s proposed applied sciences campus.
The duo’s bid calls for a full-scale campus to be built on Roosevelt Island– one of the locations suggested by the city for the project. The campus will include what the schools are calling the “Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute.” It will offer graduate programs in tech fields like computer science, electrical and computer engineering and information science.
If the bid is accepted, students at the school will initially be earning degrees from Cornell University, with the opportunity to earn a dual degree from Cornell and the Technion after the correct New York State approvals are received.
“By joining forces in this groundbreaking venture, our two great universities will employ our demonstrated expertise, experience and track record of transforming new ideas into solutions to create the global avenues of economic opportunity and tech leadership that Mayor Bloomberg envisions,” said Cornell President David Skorton.
Bids for the applied sciences campus are due by October 28. Earlier in October, Stanford announced a collaboration with CCNY in its bid for the proposed campus. City officials have predicted an applied sciences campus in NYC could bring $6 billion in overall economic activity and 30,000 jobs.