New Website is Launching

October 15, 2011

Cooper Union Stock Photo

Cooper Union has launched a new web site to coincide with the inauguration of our new President Jamshed Bharucha.

Over the next few days, we'll be deploying more and more of the site's new content and features. While most of the site is up and running, there may still be a few technical glitches here and there. Please bear with us during this time, and thank you for your patience as we complete the finishing touches.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.