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Stanford University Seeks To Open NYC Campus

Stanford alumni David Packard and William Hewlett in their Palo Alto garage, later dubbed "the Birthplace of Silicon Valley." [Image: Stanford University]

”]Stanford University is in the process of finalizing its proposal, due October 28th. of this year for a campus in New York City.

Stanford’s proposal for New York City features, among other things, a campus housing programs from the School of Engineering, the Graduate School of Business, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, an eventual faculty of 100 and a graduate student body of about 2,200  (including 200 doctoral students and 1,500 master’s students), and an initial focus on information technology (electrical engineering and computer science), entrepreneurship education and research, and executive education in technical fields and management.

In July of this year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had announced that the city was issuing a request for proposals to build a new campus for engineering and applied sciences. This was the latest step in a city initiative, unveiled last December, to seek a university, institution or consortium to develop and operate a new or expanded campus, in exchange for access to city-owned land.

Bloomberg also announced that the city was prepared to offer up to $100 million in support to the selected institution or consortium. The mayor said he hoped the initiative, called Applied Sciences NYC, would result in an engineering and applied sciences campus that will drive technology development in the city, diversify the New York City economy and generate new companies and jobs.

Earlier this year, Stanford responded to a request for expression of interest from the New York City Economic Development Corporation regarding the creation of an applied science and engineering campus.

Stanford was one of 27 institutions submitting initial expressions of interest. Cornell, Columbia, Purdue and the University of Chicago were among the other universities that submitted proposals during that initial round.

Details of the Stanford University’s proposed NYC campus can be found here.

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