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Newark's Public Research Universities

Located in the University Heights section of New Jersey's largest city are the Newark campus of Rutgers University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Combined, these universities attract about $100 million annually in external funding, feature a student population of more than 20,000, and conduct research spanning such diverse areas as language based learning disorders, robotics and intelligent manufacturing, and the molecular and immunopathologic mechanisms of cancer.

Together, these universities bring complementary strengths to joint programs in the biological sciences and bioengineering, computer and information sciences, private and public management, the health-related professions, application-oriented sciences such as chemistry, physics, mathematics and the environmental sciences, and the social sciences. Collectively, the universities produce more than 100 research doctorates annually.

Additionally, Newark is fifteen minutes of all major transportation systems, including Newark International Airport, New Jersey Transit, PATH and Amtrak railroad lines, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway.

The City of Newark also is accessible to a number of major metropolitan areas. New York City can be reached within twenty minutes by train, Philadelphia within an hour by train, and Washington, D.C., within an hour by plane.

The University Heights Campuses

Rutgers University-Newark Campus- A doctorate-granting research institution, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, consisting of the nation's most distinguished research universities. The Rutgers-Newark campus is one of New Jersey's leading centers for professional and graduate education, graduate School-Newark, the Faculty of Management, the School of Law-Newark, the School of Criminal Justice, the College of Nursing, the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Center for Global Change and Governance.

New Jersey Institute of Technology- As New Jersey's public scientific/technological research university, NJIT offers graduate study in thirty-five engineering and science specialties, architecture, management, and related disciplines. It awards 740 master's and fifty PhD degrees annually, and has one of the nation's most computing-intensive campuses. NJIT is home to twenty-five major interdisciplinary research centers, many featuring partnerships with other leading research universities and knowledge-dependent business enterprises. Graduate students participate in cutting-edge research in area such as environmental science and engineering, architecture and building science, manufacturing, electronics and communications, information technology, materials science and engineering, and transportation and infrastructure.


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