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The Graduate Center

The Graduate Center is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 40 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, The Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center, a 200,000-square-foot facility designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: environmental sciences, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology. The Graduate Center benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, The Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.