Cornell University, founded in 1865, is the largest and youngest university in the Ivy League. Cornell is both a private endowed university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State. The university includes 14 colleges and schools: seven undergraduate units and four graduate and professional units in Ithaca, N.Y.; two medical graduate and professional units in New York City, and one in Doha, Qatar. As a land-grant institution, Cornell applies research findings to improve the lives of the people of New York State and the world. Special transcollege faculty units, such as the Faculty of Computing and Information Science, draw on faculty members from throughout the university to serve designated needs and accomplish specific missions.
The Cornell College of Engineering excels in innovative teaching and research, in developing practical applications and approaches to problems and areas of study, and in preparing professionals and leaders who will have worldwide influence on technologies and societies. Cornell NYC Tech is a new graduate school based in New York City that combines deep technical knowledge with real world experience and entrepreneurial culture. The inaugural graduate program at Cornell NYC Tech is a one-year Masters of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Cornell University; future programs will include additional graduate degrees from Cornell as well as a novel dual-degree offered by Cornell and Technion, as part of the unprecedented international partnership between the two schools – the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (TCII). The Faculty of Computing and Information Science is a college-level interdisciplinary unit that uses a core group of faculty members with relevant expertise from throughout the university to integrate computing and information science into every aspect of Cornell’s undergraduate-education, research, and scholarly programs and activities. Recognizing that computing and information science has emerged worldwide as an indispensable enabling discipline, this unit is also charged with ensuring that Cornell remains at the forefront in developing and advancing computer science and applying it to meet societies’ needs.