Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Women in type

    Alice Savoie discusses the work carried out by women in the Type Drawing Office of Monotype in the UK, with a focus on the 1920s and 1930s

  • Carbon Fictions

    Architects Elisa Iturbe and Rania Ghosn explore the role of representation and speculative futures in architecture’s relationship to the climate crisis

  • Nicholas Galanin, "Shadow on the Land"

    A Tlingit/Unangax̂/multi-disciplinary artist, Nicholas Galanin delivers an online free, public lecture as part of the Intra-Disciplinary Seminar series

Incoming Students 2020

Meet three students starting their Cooper careers at this unique moment

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Fall 2020 Info Hub

School starts August 31. Find the latest information on what changes have been made in response to the coronavirus pandemic

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Inside Cooper During COVID

From the dorm to the labs, most everything is different this semester. Here's what's changed

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In Memoriam: Bill N. Lacy, Cooper's Ninth President

Under President Lacy's leadership, Cooper reinvigorated its public programming and founded the Lubalin Center

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Contact-less Borrowing and New Library Sources

Cooper's library staff devises safe protocol to make collection available to community

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Concert for Cooper

Don't miss this celebrity-packed online event featuring musical performances and the words of some of the most famous figures to ever address a New York audience from the stage of Cooper's historic Great Hall. Donations support the return to full-tuition scholarships for all students

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  • 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.