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Research, life-changing experiences, and community engagement are hallmarks of a Cornell undergraduate education.
“I think none of us anticipated that this would turn into anything more than a class paper, but we all felt that there was something there.”
Undergraduate Research
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Cornell graduate students develop and contribute to transformative research projects that connect with local communities and have global benefits.
“Knowing that what I'm doing will actually help decrease carbon emissions and contribute to mitigating the climate change impacts is very rewarding.”
Graduate Research
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Cornell is training a next generation of solutions-oriented scholars and scientists to meet the urgent challenges facing our world today.
“Plastics like polyethylene and polypropylene are great materials; we use them for everything. But the problem is their strong properties, which make them so great for so many applications, also mean they don’t degrade…. We have to do something about that.”
Postdoctoral Research

Cornell Global Research Stories

Cornell research delivers results that matter all around the world.

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Male lyrebirds snare mates with ‘acoustic illusion’

Researchers discover that Australia’s superb lyrebird males imitate the panicked alarm calls of a mixed-species flock of birds while they are courting and even while mating with a female.

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Historic Alaskan Tlingit 1804 battle fort site found

Cornell and National Park Service researchers have pinpointed the exact location of a Tlingit fort in Sitka, Alaska used in 1804 to defend against Russian colonization forces.

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Hold still, big cat: Vaccination could save Siberian tigers

New research out of the College of Veterinary Medicine has revealed that vaccination of endangered Siberian tigers is the only practical strategy to protect these big cats from potentially deadly canine distemper virus.

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Study: European unions’ support varies for precarious workers

In many cases, unions in Europe have helped nonunionized workers whose jobs are precarious, according to new Cornell research.

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