Category: U.S.

Cornell and Israel’s Technion institute open high-tech campus in NY

The Cornell Tech campus is located on Roosevelt Island in New York. (Iwan Baan)

By Josefin Dolsten

NEW YORK (JTA) — A high-tech teaching and research center born of a collaboration between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology inaugurated its newly built campus on Roosevelt Island.

Over 500 people were present for the inauguration Wednesday morning of Cornell Tech and the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cornell University President Martha Pollack and Technion Institute President Peretz Lavie.

“Today we take a bold step in the tech…