New university to foster entrepreneurial mindset

A partnership between American and Israeli universities, backed by New York City's government, aims to establish the leading technology educational institution in the world by combining the best know-how from academic and commercial worlds, writes Matthew Hall for Sydney Morning Herald.

A deal between Cornell University, a top-rated Ivy League college, and Technion Israel Institute of Technology has led to the creation of Cornell NYC Tech. The new university, specialising in applied sciences, opened its doors to 30 students this year in Manhattan office space donated by Google.

In 2017, a campus is scheduled to open on Roosevelt Island on New York City's East River, the result of a US$100 million investment by the city to position itself as a leading technology and education centre.
Full report on the Sydney Morning Herald site