Cornell Tech Campus Now Open in NYC
On September 13, 2017, we celebrated a milestone event for New York, the Technion and the U.S. Israel relationship: the official opening of the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, home of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.
Technion President Peretz Lavie joined former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Cornell University President Martha Pollack and Cornell Tech Dean Daniel Huttenlocher in the dedication.
“Today’s Cornell Tech campus opening marks the beginning of a new chapter in the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute’s ongoing work to foster innovation in New York and beyond,” said Professor Peretz Lavie. “In partnership with Cornell University, we’ve developed a model of graduate-level technology education that is unlike any other – one that’s tailor-made not only for New York City but for the challenges of the digital revolution.
“Drawing upon Cornell’s incredibly strong presence and network in New York, we’ve cultivated meaningful new ties between academia and industry, and developed an ecosystem that directly fosters innovation, world-class research and entrepreneurship, driving both economic growth and public good.”
- The Forward: $2 Billion Israeli-American Research Campus Opens In New York City
- The New York Times: High Tech and High Design, Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus
- The Jerusalem Post: Technion And Cornell University Open Joint Campus In New York
- Inside Higher Ed: Home at Last in NYC
- New York Magazine: The Views (Real and Virtual) From Cornell Tech
- JTA: Cornell and Technion institute open high-tech campus in NY
- Times of Israel: A Roosevelt Island Rosh Hashanah
(feature by Jeff Richard, EVP of American Technion Society)