Maintaining a presence in the community of New York City, as well as the state and federal arenas, is essential to New York University. As the University plays a role in developing education initiatives and research topics, it is important that the University expresses its interests to all levels of government. NYU articulates these interests by working with government officials on higher education policy issues, participating with national and state level associations that represent the higher education community, and by bridging the gap between students and government. The Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) keeps the University up-to-date on recent legislation and issues critical to higher education and helps to make our voice heard on vital educational and research interests. In addition, OGCA also hosts annual trips to Albany, NY and Washington DC, giving students the chance to participate in the legislative process and speak on their own behalf.
Colleges and Universities play a vital role in the economy of their surrounding location as they contribute not only to the local economy, but they also provide education, research, and services to the community. NYU has contributed to the economy and community of the greater New York City area, especially since the early 1990’s when the University began growing and expanding. The University is one of the city’s major employers, it purchases goods and services from local vendors, it promotes research and business development into the global marketplace and it attracts students and scholars to the area. Review highlights about NYU's economic impact in New York City or read a full report on the economic impact.
Additionally, universities give back to communities through innovation, research and entrepreneurship. NYU has a long history of fostering new technologies and ideas and helping these ideas move into the consumer market. Learn more about entrepreneurship at NYU. As a leading research University, NYU's students and faulty collaborate to spur new knowledge and shape academic fields. Browse the NYU research news website recent projects and studies at the University. Check out futurity.org for recents news on research and discoveries from the top universities in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.
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Summary of President Obama's FY15 Budget Proposal l March 2014
Letter to Governor Cuomo in Support of NYS Dream Act l February 2014
NYU Priorities for NYS Legislature FY15 Budget l Feburary 2014
NYS Executive Budget Proposal Summary l January 2014
Summary of the Federal FY14 Spending Agreement l January 2014
State of the State 2014 Summary l January 2014
Summary of the Bipartisan Budget Deal l December 2013
Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Agreement l October 2013
Impact of the Government Shutdown l October 2013
Summary of President Obama's College Affordability Plan l September 2013