|motto||"I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study"
("I wanted to found an institution where anyone can study any subject")
|place||Ithaca , New York , USA|
|president||Martha E. Pollack|
|Annual budget||US $ 4.33 billion (2018)|
|Foundation assets||US $ 6.8 billion (2017)|
|University sports||Ivy League|
|Networks||AAU , ELLS|
The Cornell University (in short: Cornell ) is a US-based private university with main campus in Ithaca , New York . It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League and is one of the most renowned universities in the world.
History and present
Cornell University was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell , a businessman and pioneer in the telecommunications industry, and Andrew Dickson White , a noted scholar and politician. The motto of the college, formulated by Ezra Cornell in 1865, is “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study” (“I wanted to found an institution where anyone can study any subject”); it can be found in abbreviated form in the university's coat of arms.
Today more than 20,000 people study at the three main locations in Ithaca, New York City (human medicine and Cornell Tech) and Doha ( Qatar ). Cornell is a numerically large member of the Ivy League and to date has 47 Nobel Prize winners among its students and faculty. The university is regularly among the top 15 in the world in various rankings. The QS Ranking lists them in 14th place worldwide in 2018. The admission rate for graduates in 2022 is 10.3%. Cornell University is a member of the Association of American Universities , an association of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900, and has guest status in the Euroleague for Life Sciences .
In December 2011, plans for a large graduate school from Technion and Cornell University in New York were published: A new New York City Tec campus is to be built on Roosevelt Island with investments of 2 billion US dollars on the previous site of the Goldwater Memorial Hospital . Private donations made a significant contribution to the financing. For example, Charles Feeney contributed $ 350 million and the Bloomberg Foundation contributed $ 100 million. In addition to an emphasis on engineering courses, degrees from Business School (MBA) and Law School (LL.M.) are offered in New York City. Regular teaching at Cornell Tech began in the fall semester of 2017.
Undergraduate Colleges and Schools
- Architecture, art and planning
- Hotel management
- Human Ecology
- Industrial and labor relations
- Arts and sciences
- Agriculture and Life Sciences
Graduate Colleges and Schools
- Medicine (Weill Medical College of Cornell University located in New York City )
- Medicine (on campus in Qatar )
- Medical Sciences (Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences)
- Law (Ithaca Main Campus (JD and LL.M.); Cornell Tech in New York City (LL.M.))
- Veterinary medicine
- Economics (Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management)
- Graduate school
- School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- The Cornell Lab of Ornithology , founded in 1915, is an internationally distinguished non-profit organization for ornithological research and bird protection with many webcams for bird watching across North America and 78,000 registered supporters. Connected to the laboratory's Macaulay Library ( Macaulay Library ).
- The Cornell Electron Positron Storage Ring (CESR) on campus is an electron positron collider with the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source ( CHESS ) as the energy source and the MacCHESS ( Macromolecular Diffraction Facility at CHESS ) radiation diffraction device .
- The Samuel Curtis Johnson School publishes the journal Administrative Science Quarterly out what to Ilídio Barreto (2010) to the eight leading international management journals is one ( "Basket of Eight" of management journals).
- In the film Dirty Dancing , the son of the hotel-resort owner, with whom the family spends the summer, studied at the Cornell Hotel School . It ranks first in the corresponding global ranking; the five-star Statler Hotel , which is run by the hotel students, is located on campus .
- In 2015, the Carl Sagan Institute - Pale Blue Dot and Beyond was founded at Cornell , and the Austrian astronomer and astrophysicist Lisa Kaltenegger is its director.
Cornell's sports teams are the Big Red . Cornell University is a member of the Ivy League .
- Arthur Ashkin (* 1922), Nobel Laureate in Physics
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg (* 1933), judge at the American Supreme Court
- Sandra Bem (1944–2014), psychologist, pioneer of gender studies
- Hans Bethe (1906–2005), Nobel Laureate in Physics ( Bethe-Weizsäcker formula )
- Malcolm Bilson (born 1935), pianist
- Nora Stanton Blatch Barney (1883–1971), civil engineer, architect and suffragette
- Helen Brewster Owens (1881–1968), mathematician, university teacher, and suffragette
- Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917–2005), developmental psychologist
- Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973), Nobel Prize Winner for Literature
- Harry Coover (1917–2011), chemist, developer of the superglue
- Ann Coulter (* 1961), publicist
- Edmund M. Clarke (* 1945), computer scientist and Turing Prize winner
- Harriet B. Creighton (1909-2004), co-discoverer of the crossing over in maize
- Henrique de Curitiba (1934–2008), Polish-Brazilian composer
- Louis Dale (born 1988), basketball player
- Tom DeMarco (* 1940), well-known author for software development
- Joe De Sena (* 1969), founder of the Death Race and the Spartan Race
- Jörg Dräger (* 1968), Senator for Science of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
- Ken Dryden (born 1947), Canadian ice hockey goalkeeper, author, lawyer and politician
- Eugene Dynkin (1924-2014), mathematician, developed the Dynkin diagrams to classify Lie algebras
- Richard Fariña (1937–1966), writer and musician
- Richard Feynman (1918–1988), Nobel Laureate in Physics
- Reginald Fils-Aime (* 1961), President of Nintendo of America
- Michael E. Fisher (* 1931), physicist
- George Friedman (* 1949), director of the " Stratfor " think tank
- Sheldon Glashow (* 1932), Nobel Laureate in Physics
- Alexander S. Gilmour, Jr. (* 1931), electrical engineer, author of monographs on time-of-flight tubes
- Thomas Gold (1920–2004), astrophysicist
- Greg Graffin (* 1964), singer of the band " Bad Religion "
- Otto Hahn (1879–1968), discoverer of nuclear fission and Nobel Prize winner for chemistry
- Laurens Hammond (1895–1973), inventor of the Hammond organ
- Roald Hoffmann (* 1937), Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry
- Nikola Holmes (* 1981), ice hockey player
- Anna Mayme Howe (1883–1976), mathematician and university professor
- Rafael Larco Hoyle (1901–1966), archaeologist
- Hu Shi (1891–1962), Chinese philosopher, philologist and politician
- Frank Hunter (1894-1981), tennis player
- Dakis Joannou (* 1939), Cypriot industrialist and collector of contemporary art
- Charles Brady King (1868–1957), engineer, automobile pioneer, entrepreneur and inventor
- Rem Koolhaas (* 1944), architect
- Stephen D. Krasner (* 1942), American political scientist
- Numan Kurtulmuş (* 1959), professor and politician
- Frederic C. Lane (1900–1984), economic historian, particularly of Venice
- Lee Teng-hui (* 1923), former Taiwanese president
- Huey Lewis (born 1950), rock musician
- Barbara McClintock (1902–1992), Nobel Prize in Physiology; Co-discoverer of the crossing over in maize, discoverer of the transposons
- Douglas McIlroy (* 1932), computer scientist, mathematician, engineer and programmer
- N. David Mermin (* 1935), physicist
- Robert Moog (1934–2005), inventor of the Moog synthesizer
- Toni Morrison (1931–2019), Nobel Prize Winner for Literature
- Matt Moulson (born 1983), ice hockey player
- Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977), writer, literary scholar and butterfly researcher
- John Naisbitt (* 1929), writer, futurologist
- Riley Nash (born 1989), ice hockey player
- Joe Nieuwendyk (* 1966), ice hockey player and official
- George Nicolas Papanicolaou (1883–1962), physician and developer of the Pap smear
- Thomas Pynchon (* 1937), writer
- Christopher Reeve (1952-2004), actor (including Superman )
- Steve Reich (* 1936), composer
- Irene Rosenfeld (* 1953), CEO of Mondelēz International
- Matt Ruff (born 1965), writer
- Joakim Ryan (born 1993), ice hockey player
- Carl Sagan (1934–1996), astronomer, awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and the Pulitzer Prize
- Gerard Salton (1927–1995), computer scientist and information scientist
- Jacob Gould Schurman (1854–1942), Professor of Philosophy (1886–1892). Later US ambassador to Germany
- Sang-Hyun Song (* 1941), President and Judge at the International Criminal Court
- Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (* 1942), theorist of post-colonialism
- Ratan Tata (* 1937), manager and entrepreneur
- William Thurston (1946–2012), mathematician, received the Fields Medal in 1982 for his ideas on the geometry of three-dimensional manifolds
- Cody Töpper (* 1983), basketball player
- Tsai Ing-wen (* 1956), President of Taiwan
- Oswald Mathias Ungers (1926–2007), architect
- Joseph Dommers Vehling (1879–1950), cook, author, translator, cookbook historian and collector
- Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007), writer
- Duncan Watts (* 1971), sociologist
- Jake Weidner (* 1992), ice hockey player
- Sanford I. Weill (* 1933), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citibank
- Steven Weinberg (* 1933), Nobel Laureate in Physics
- Harvey D. Williams (1864–1931), lecturer, engineer and inventor
- Paul Wolfowitz (* 1943), former President of the World Bank
- Georg Henrik von Wright (1916–2003), philosopher
Cornell University is the setting for the novel Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff . In addition, the film The Direct Hit was filmed on the Cornell University campus, among other places. The Cornell Plantations , a botanical garden owned by Cornell University and located in the area of the Town of Ithaca .
Cornell University has the most fraternities in the country .
- Official site of Cornell University (English)
- "A World-Famous Architect Goes Home to Cornell" , New York Times , September 19, 2006 (English)
- In the Shanghai Ranking 2018, the Cornell University occupies the 12th place worldwide and in the QS World University Rankings 2019 number 14 in the world .
- carlsaganinstitute.org: "Introducing: Carl Sagan Institute: Pale Blue Dot and Beyond" (30 June 2018)