Universities will compete to build a campus on New York City land

March 18, 2011 |

The next engineering school in New York City could be a satellite campus of a university in Finland, South Korea, or California, judging by the responses city officials received to their call for ideas on how to raise New York’s profile in the realm of technological innovation.

On Thursday, the city announced that it had received 18 expressions of interest in establishing a research center from universities and corporations around the world. Struggling to compete with Silicon Valley, Boston, and other high-tech hubs, officials charged with developing the city’s economy have identified several city-owned sites that might serve as a home for the research center for applied science and engineering that they hope to establish.

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Source: The New York Times

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