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Advanced Science Research Center

Opening in 2014, the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center will bring the nation’s largest urban public university to a landmark moment in its decade-long, multibillion-dollar commitment to innovative science. The ASRC will focus CUNY initiatives in five dynamic fields of applied science: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences. It will be a building with its own uniquely collaborative culture where scientists work across disciplines to take on some of global science’s most vital and tantalizing challenges. >

Mission

decade Great Universities Need Great Science

The ASRC is the culmination of a decade of unprecedented investment in science research and education at the nation's leading urban public university. The new flagship research center will be a catalyst for that commitment and a renewal of CUNY's legacy of world-class discovery. >

Vision Gillian Building a Science Center That Breaks Down Walls

Dr. Gillian Small, CUNY’s Vice Chancellor for Research, envisions the ASRC as a new kind of research center: “It will be a place for people in different disciplines who want to work together in a common pursuit. That’s the kind of scientist we want to bring in.” > Read Text

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Research

Prof Vorosmarty ASRC Science: Thinking Globally

What do chronic water shortages mean in a volatile and nuclearized region like South Asia? Or in our country when farmers, industry and city dwellers argue over finite water supplies?
These are some of the questions that drive Charles Vörösmarty >

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