"A great research university produces, preserves, and transmits new ideas, insights, and knowledge. Its basic research activities promote and nurture scientific progress, develop artistic and creative expression, and sustain an informed democratic society and its political life." – NYU Framework 2031
The Research Enterprise
The modern research university has a dual mission: to educate its students, and to discover new knowledge through scholarship. These two missions enhance and inform one another: students at a research university in many instances are taught by the discoverers of the information being discussed in the course, and the classroom's free exchange of ideas can help sharpen research.
The Senior Vice Provost for Research provides University-wide leadership in advancing research at NYU, coordinating research among various schools of the University, and shaping the strategic planning for the University's research enterprise. Among his responsibilities, the Senior Vice Provost oversees the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of the Industrial Liaison/Technology Transfer, the Innovation Venture Fund, and the Center for Urban Science and Progress.
The Senior Vice Provost for Science/Technology builds engineering and technology throughout NYU and its global network, with particular focus on the development of faculty, curriculum, and research programs at NYU-Poly, NYU Abu Dhabi, and NYU Shanghai - all in partnership with science throughout NYU. The Senior Vice Provost also serves as a science/technology advisor for the NYUAD Research Institute.
The Vice Provost for Science and Engineering Development provides University-wide leadership, particularly but not exclusively in programs that involve the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.