Polytechnic Institute of New York University

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University, often referred to as NYU Polytechnic, NYU-Poly, or Poly is one of the 18 schools and colleges that comprise New York University (NYU).

Today it is the second oldest private engineering and technology institute in the United States. Its Carnegie Classification is Doctorate-Granting "Research University" (very high research activity). The financial engineering program was the second program of its kind, anywhere and the first curriculum to be certified by the International Association of Financial Engineers. NYU-Poly was one of the first universities to introduce a cyber security program, and is designated as both a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and a Center of Academic Excellence in Research by the National Security Agency. Polytechnic is the first school in New York City to receive the designation Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the U.S. National Security Agency. Every year, NYU-Poly hosts world’s largest capture the flag hacking competition. Polytechnic people include Ernst Weber (engineer)(first president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and one of the founders of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE)), Herman Francis Mark (Father of Modern Polymer Science), Buddy Ratner (one of the founding fathers of modern bioengineering), Elmer L. Gaden(father of Biomedical Engineering) and Samuel L. Greitzer (founding chairman of the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad)

Founded in 1854, the Institute adopted the European polytechnic university model which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences. Its laboratory instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels led to close cooperation with industry. Its main campus is centrally located in the MetroTech Center, the nation's largest urban university-industry science and technology park. NYU-Poly operates several on-campus and off-campus business incubators and is known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace. NYU-Poly is one of the eight schools of NYU that is part of the NYU Entrepreneurs Network (NYUEN).

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... Polytechnic Institute of New York University has more than 44,000 alumni throughout the United States and in 55 countries around the world ... business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, country presidents, university presidents and academic leaders among others ... The Institute counts 5 Nobel Prize winners (2 Nobel Prize in Physics, 2 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1 Nobel Prize in Chemistry), 3 Putnam Mathematical Competition winners, 2 Wolf Prize in ...

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