Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Exhibition Gives a Taste of What's Brewing at Cooper

A class taken by students from all three schools taught the science of brewing

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Invention Factory Alumni Reach Larger Audience

Students from Cooper's Invention Factory took part in competitions galore to find investors for their inventions

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Cooper to Cooper, Episode 3: Cooper's Archivists

The Cooper Union's three archivists sat down to share some of their favorites from their collections

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New Perspectives / Fresh Energy

Seven new full-time tenure-track faculty members across a variety of disciplines (and three more to come) reflect a commitment to The Cooper Union's current and future pedagogy not seen in many years

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In Great Hall, Mayor Vows to Support Civil Liberties

The mayor addressed New Yorkers' fears about the incoming president's anticipated policies 

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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.