Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Focusing on Intersectional Justice During Orientation

This past August, incoming students participated in reading groups that explored social justice issues as part of their introduction to a Cooper education

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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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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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Contact-less Borrowing and New Library Sources

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

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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.