The New School

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The New School
founding 1919
Sponsorship Private
place New York City , United States
president David E. Van Zandt
Students 9,825 (2008)
Employee approx. 2,088 (2008)
Foundation assets US $ 176 million (2009)

The New School is a New York City university founded in 1919 as the New School for Social Research . From 1997 it was called New School University , and since 2005 it has its current name. At the same time the original name was transferred to the Faculty of Political and Social Science. The university consists of eight faculties or schools; their campus is in Greenwich Village in Manhattan .

The New School stands in the tradition of combining progressive American ideas with critical European philosophy and is one of the American higher education institutions that were most strongly influenced by emigrants.

There are many personalities among the graduates and lecturers, some of which are known worldwide, see list of personalities from New York University The New School .

The Parsons School of Design has been part of the university since 1970 .

One of the New School's most famous institutions was the Dramatic Workshop established by Erwin Piscator in 1940 . Here, among other things studied Tennessee Williams , Marlon Brando , Tony Curtis and Harry Belafonte .


The New School University Center on 14th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

The New School for Social Research was founded in 1919 by a group of intellectuals , some of whom had taught at Columbia University . It was pacifists who were censored by the President of Columbia University, which led to the creation of the new university. The founding members were Charles A. Beard , Thorstein Veblen , James Harvey Robinson , Wesley Clair Mitchell , John Dewey and Alvin Johnson .

University in exile

From the beginning, the university had close ties to Europe . It was formed by its founders based on the German adult education center . In 1933, a University in Exile was established within the university , where more than 180 emigrated European scientists found work. After France's defeat in June 1940 , a number of respected French social scientists joined them, such as the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss , the linguist Roman Jakobson and the political scientist Henri Bonnet . The Parisian elite university École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) later emerged from this tradition , with which close relationships still exist today.

Well-known German-speaking professors at this university were Emil Lederer , Hanns Eisler , Wilhelm Reich , Alfred Schütz , Albert Salomon , Karen Horney , Erich Fromm , Karl Löwith , Max Wertheimer , Rudolf Arnheim , Marie Jahoda , Arnold Brecht , Hannah Arendt , Hans José Rehfisch , Eduard Heimann , Adolph Lowe and Hans Jonas . Well-known students were Dan Flavin and John Weakland . When teaching began in 1934, the University in Exile was named Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science . As part of a rebranding in which the official name of the university as a whole new school was shortened, the graduate faculty in was New School for Social Research renamed .

Theodor Heuss Professorship

In recognition of the services that the New School acquired after 1933 by admitting the scholars who were forced into exile, the Federal Republic of Germany has been funding a visiting professorship named after Theodor Heuss since 1962 , which is given for one year to a prominent ethnologist, philosopher, psychologist, Sociologists or economists from German-speaking countries are awarded. Previous owners (selection):


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Individual evidence

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Coordinates: 40 ° 44 '7.2 "  N , 73 ° 59" 49.3 "  W.