Areas of Scholarly Strength
Many areas of in-depth study are best approached not by being confined to a single school or faculty, but by drawing on a wide range of disciplines that cross traditional school boundaries.
To support these areas of scholarly strength, the Office of the Provost supports several “bottom-up” efforts to bring together faculty from across academic fields and NYU's schools and institutes to work together on wide-ranging challenges.
In recent years, NYU has invested in six main areas of growth for our research enterprise, spanning the wide array of faculty strengths at the University.
Expand the six areas below for relevant links.
Both the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Tandon School of Engineering are hosting exciting initiatives on multiple aspects of AI, including machine learning, robotics, and responsible AI. Visit their webpages to learn more.
Arts & Humanities
NYU's humanities faculty are among the most distinguished in the world, representing virtually all humanities disciplines cross many schools, centers, and institutes.
The Tandon School of Engineering houses NYU's Center for Cybersecurity, which is dedicated to training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and to shaping the public discourse and policy landscape on issues of technology and security.
The College of Arts and Science is now forming its third research center, the Center for Quantum Phenomena. Research in CQP will be focused on condensed matter and atomic, molecular, and optical physics, as well as their applications to material science, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, and quantum information technology.
Various schools, centers, and institutes across the University are finding creative ways to educate a diverse generation of STEM scholars.
- STEM at the College of Arts and Science
- K-12 STEM Education at the Tandon School
- Summer Youth STEM (SYSTEM) at the Steinhardt School
- STEM Week at NYU Shanghai
Strategies to Reduce Inequality
In 2020, NYU launched its Cross-Cutting Initiative on Inequality. CCII is developing the next generation of scholars to understand and combat inequality, collaborating with other universities and partners in government, business and nonprofits to foster commitment to social impact.