Knowledge with a Public Purpose
It's our mission—and our responsibility—to engage with the needs of modern societies, as both a means of learning and a means of affecting relevant change.
Public Engagement Around The University
Prison education program to expand with Mellon grant
Symposium to examine prisoners' human rights
Researchers diversify Kenyan greens to improve nutrition
New Africana initiatives connect academics, activism
New student resources from Engaged Cornell
Engaged Cornell awards its first curriculum grants
Community partnerships expert launches series
Civic Leaders Fellows to be honored Sept. 11
When it comes to conducting research for the greater good, we spend as much time in the field as possible. It's a practice that makes our questions more relevant, our relationships more meaningful, and our solutions more sustainable.
Public engagement requires an open and constant exchange of ideas and information. Every project is a partnership in gathering local knowledge and applying local, sustainable solutions—no matter where in the world we are working.
The Cornell Land Grant
Land Grant & The Spirit of Public Engagement
As the land-grant institution in New York, we have a special responsibility—unique among the Ivy League—for research and outreach. Our land grant is who we are. And who we are is a community committed to improving the quality of life in New York, the nation, and the world.