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Polytechnic University

Motto Home et Hominis Opera Partes Naturae
Established 1854
Type Private
Endowment 173.3 million[1]
President Jerry Hultin
Faculty 125+
Students 2819
Undergraduates 1543
Location Brooklyn, NY, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and gray
Mascot Fighting Blue Jays
Website www.poly.edu

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A private, co-educational institution, Polytechnic has a distinguished history in electrical engineering, polymer chemistry, aerospace and microwave engineering. Currently, it is a leader in telecommunications, information science and technology management. The University is also known for its outstanding research centers as well as its outreach programs to encourage math and science education in New York elementary and high schools. In addition to its main campus at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, Polytechnic offers programs at sites throughout the region, including Long Island, Manhattan and Westchester. Additionally, the University offers several programs in Israel.

On August 7, 2007, Polytechnic University and New York University (NYU) announced that the two institutions are engaged in merger discussions.[2][3] In October, 2007, NYU’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Trustees of Polytechnic University have both approved their continuing to move forward toward a merger of NYU and Polytechnic University. Both universities will continue to draft a Definitive Agreement, the document that will more fully define the relationship between the universities. [4][5] is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ...


MetroTech Campus

Rogers Hall

Polytechnic played a leadership role in bringing about MetroTech Center, one of the largest urban university-corporate parks in the world and the largest in the United States. Today, the 16 acre (65,000 m²), $1 billion complex is home to the University and several technology-dependent companies, including KeySpan Energy, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Bear Stearns and Company, Securities Industries Automation Corporation, New York City Police Department's 911 Center, New York City Fire Department Headquarters and the U.S. technology and operations functions of JPMorgan Chase. In 1998, a Marriott Hotel was built adjacent to MetroTech. MetroTech has proven to be a case study in university, corporate, government and private-developer cooperation, and has resulted in renewing an area that once had been a site of urban decay. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (768x1024, 430 KB) Summary Rogers Hall is an oldest, and the main building where most of the Polytechninc classes take place. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (768x1024, 430 KB) Summary Rogers Hall is an oldest, and the main building where most of the Polytechninc classes take place. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

The Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology, opened in 1990 in a new building, is Polytechnic's information hub, accessible online from anywhere, on or off campus, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, wireless networks allow users with notebook computers to access the library's electronic services from anywhere on campus. Hotspots are venues that offer Wi-Fi access. ...


A group of distinguished Brooklyn businessmen draw up a charter on May 17, 1853, to establish a school for young men. In 1854, the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute was chartered and moved into its first home at 99 Livingston Street. In 1855, the school opened its doors September 10 to 265 young men ages nine to 17. From 1889 to 1973 it was known as "Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn". In 1973, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn merges with New York University’s School of Engineering and Science to form Polytechnic Institute of New York. In 1985, the school name is changed to Polytechnic University. After the merger with New York University, the name will be changed to Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

The official timeline for the Institute is maintained on Poly at a Glance: the Poly Timeline.


The University has carried a number of different names.[6]

  • 1854: Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute
  • 1889: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
  • 1973: Polytechnic Institute of New York (merged with New York University's school of engineering)
  • 1985: Polytechnic University

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Student life

Polytechnic has numerous student organizations. Amongst these organizations and clubs is:


Alpha Phi Omega

A national co-ed service fraternity. Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ, A-Phi-O, and A-Phi-Q) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, [1] and social opportunities to college students. ...

Lambda Chi Alpha

A national social fraternity that has available housing. Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ...

Nu Alpha Phi

An Asian-interest social fraternity. ΝΑΦ (Nu Alpha Phi[1] ) (also NAPhi, Nappees) an Asian-Interest fraternity. ...

Omega Phi Alpha

A local, independent, co-ed social fraternity founded in 1986. They are not affiliated with the Omega Phi Alpha national service sorority. They were originally based on the Farmingdale, Long Island Campus. They moved to Brooklyn when the Long Island campus closed and the student body integrated with the main Brooklyn Campus. Omega Phi Alpha (OPA, O-Phi-A, or ΩΦΑ) is an American national service sorority. ...

Notable alumni

Polytechnic's 37,000 alumni include business leaders, entrepreneurs and two Nobel Prize winners. Top executives from AT&T, Pfizer, Bechtel, Consolidated Edison, General Electric, IBM, Ingersoll-Rand, Jacobs Engineering, KeySpan Energy, MetLife, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Qwest, Raytheon, Stanley Works, Symbol Technologies, UNISYS, Verizon Communications and Xerox are proud of their roots at Polytechnic. Academic leaders, deans and university presidents started their careers at Polytechnic. Recent presidents of major professional societies, including the American Chemical Society and the IEEE, are alumni. Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR) is a diversified industrial firm founded in 1871. ... Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) is a planning, engineering, program and construction management organization. ...

The Polytechnic Alumni, established in 1863, promotes and maintains the welfare of Polytechnic and provides fellowship and mutually beneficial activities among Poly graduates. Officers and an international board of directors govern the polytechnic alumni. Alumni sections offer events around the country and internationally.

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Notable faculty

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External links


  1. ^ http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=4162933 Business Week Polytechnic University Overview
  2. ^ Exploring the Future: The Possible Merger of New York University and Polytechnic University, Board Chairman Craig Matthews, President Jerry Hultin, and Provost Erich Kunhardt of Polytechnic University
  3. ^ Memo to the NYU Community: A Future Together for NYU and Polytechnic University, President John Sexton and Provost David McLaughlin of New York University
  4. ^ http://www.nyu.edu/public.affairs/releases/detail/1786 Statement by NYU President Sexton and Provost Mclaughlin On Board Approvals to Move Forward with Merger with Polytechnic University
  5. ^ http://www.poly.edu/news/fullNews.php?id=1008 Statement by Polytechnic President Jerry M. Hultin and Board Chairman Craig G. Matthews On Board Approval to Move Forward With Merger with New York University
  6. ^ "2007 Poly at a Glance" (PDF)

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Polytechnic University needs a Provost who is an academic leader with the highest integrity, who can work with the entire Poly community in a shared governance structure and who can help define and drive the vision for Poly’s future.
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New York University was founded on April 18, 1831 by a group of prominent New Yorkers — the city's landed class of merchants, bankers, and traders — who felt that New York needed a university designed for young men where admission would be based on merit, not birthright or social class.
The university is currently involved in a labor dispute with the Graduate Student Organizing Committee regarding unionization of its graduate teaching and research assistants.
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