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
Cornell Daily Sun: Cook House Dean Fosters Out-of-Classroom Connections
Town-Gown Awards recognize recent collaborations
Visiting ACE fellow learns from Cornell's 'complexities'
Law students resolve questions for residents, nonprofits
New Film Highlights Student Proposals for Abandoned Polish Estate
Well Pet Clinic enters 20th year of community service
Graduate students bring expertise to local schools
Bruce Levitt sees prison theater as means of redemption
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.