In December, Mayor Bloomberg issued a challenge to help diversify the City’s economy and boost the growing technology sector by developing a new applied science and engineering research campus in New York City.
Since then, university representatives from four continents have visited the City to learn more about the initiative. We held an information session at the New York Stock Exchange and hosted a reception with Mayor Bloomberg at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, breakfast in the Governor’s Room at City Hall, and tours of the potential sites: the Navy Hospital Campus at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Goldwater Hospital Campus on Roosevelt Island near Manhattan, sites on Governor’s Island, Farm Colony on Staten Island as well as a number of privately-owned sites.
Governor’s Island, one of the possible sites for the new applied sciences campus.
Needless to say, the interest has been palpable. This week, we formally received 18 proposals from 27 academic institutions around the world to develop the new applied sciences campus. The institutions that submitted the responses are…