Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Cooper's First Undergrad Research Symposium

The event featured talks and poster sessions given by students.

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Thanks to our donors!

Thank you for your support!  Your donation will have an impact on our community for years to come.

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Collection Highlighting Black Culture Donated to Lubalin Center

The writer and collector Kurt Boone has donated an extensive collection of posters, event cards, magazines, and other examples of design dedicated to New York City's Black artists.

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Campus Tours

Please join us for an open house event for prospective students. Get to know more about our programs and meet our community.

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President Sparks Named Power Player in Education

Watch President Laura Sparks discuss the importance of affordable education as part of PoliticsNY's 2022 Power Players in Education series.

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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.