- Cornell NYC Tech, a new graduate school focusing on applied science, opened for its very first day of classes Monday in a 20,000 square foot donated space in the heart of Google's $2 billion New York headquarters.
- The school's curriculum blends education and commerce, devoting months to helping a company solve a technological problem and adding an industry adviser alongside an academic adviser, making it something of an "education start-up" with students as "deliverables" that companies can choose from (along with their professors) like they would a "suite of products."
- A vast campus distributing classrooms with office buildings is in the works on Roosevelt Island, and a partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is expected to scale up to 2,000 students by 2037.
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Their curriculum devotes months to helping a company solve a current technological challenge. Their progress is supervised not just by an academic adviser, but also by an industry adviser. Their vast campus on Roosevelt Island, when it is built, will intersperse classrooms with office buildings, where high-tech companies can rent a suite and set up shop. ...