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 effecting relevant change.
Public Engagement Around The University
Climate change in Vietnam spurs students to speak up
Cornell inaugurates new seed systems initiative in Nepal
International collaboration results in play about borders
"Contemporary Conversations" explore issues & art
Biology students highlight community service projects
PMA professor produces political cabaret Feb. 19
CU Winds completes tour of Haiti, Dominican Republic
Grad student honored for teaching, cancer patient program
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.