uToronto among partnering PSE institutions to establish new Brooklyn research institute

April 24, 2012

The University of Toronto is participating in a consortium of universities partnering to establish an applied sciences research institute in Brooklyn, led by New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday an agreement to create the Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), which will conduct research on challenges facing global cities, such as energy efficiency, infrastructure, public health, and transportation congestion. uToronto will send master's and doctoral students to study at CUSP, which is expected to accommodate over 500 students in all, and is planning to develop "a new and cutting-edge professional Master's program focused on cities engineering and management." The new Brooklyn campus is part of the larger Applied Sciences NYC project, a municipality-driven initiative pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into top-tiered applied sciences and engineering facilities in a bid to spark New York City's future economic growth. NYC News Release | uToronto News | Globe and Mail