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The Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute celebrated the official opening of its permanent home on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island on September 13, 2017. The dedication event was attended by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former mayor Michael Bloomberg, Technion President Peretz Lavie, Cornell University President Martha Pollack and Cornell Tech Dean Daniel Huttenlocher.

Cornell Tech is the first campus ever built for the digital age. The next-generation curriculum at The Jacobs Institute brings together academia and industry to create pioneering leaders, transformational new research, products, companies and social ventures. “We’re very excited to be the talent pool developer for a new generation of the economy in New York City,” says Ron Brachman, Director of The Jacobs Institute.

The Jacobs Institute graduated its inaugural class of Health Tech students and second class of Connective Media students in May 2017. Last year’s inaugural class of Connective Media students marked the first time an international university had ever granted an accredited degree on US. soil. Many of the graduating students from both classes have already launched their own tech startups.  Click on the video below to learn more about the 2017 graduating class. Read our full press release. Check out our Facebook photo album from our graduation celebration or view our NEW VIDEOS at

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News & Updates

Meet the Latest Graduating Class of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

This video features key Jacobs Institute staff on why the state-of-the-art Cornell Tech campus being built on Roosevelt Island will be a game-changer. Stay tuned for our next video recapping their visit to the Technion.
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Ambassador Dani Dayan Welcomes the Technion to NYC

Two events in New York City, one headlined by the Consul General of Israel and the other hosted by the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), helped kick-off a banner year for the Technion.
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Inaugural Class of Jacobs Students Graduate

We’re proud to announce the first graduating class of the Jacobs Institute in May 2016. The Connective Media students were part of a one-of-a-kind master’s program combining disciplines of technology, media, sociology and business.
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AOL and Cornell Tech’s Announce Connected Experiences Lab

AOL and the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech announced they had developed “immersive recommendations technology” that would let users opt in to use their personal digital information from one platform to better inform content recommendations for them on another platform. Read more here »

History of the Jacobs Institute

learnLearn About the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

The Jacobs Institute is the heart of Cornell NYC Tech. Here’s exactly what the institute is and how it will impact NYC and the world.
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NYC Press ReleaseRead New York City’s Official Press release

Get the official transcript of Mayor Bloomberg’s December 19 2011 press conference announcing the Technion-Cornell partnership as the winner of the NYC Tech Campus Competition.
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courtshipRead About the Courtship

Learn about how the Technion and Cornell, two exciting, world-class institutions, came to partner together for the NYC Tech Campus Competition.
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Construction Commences at Cornell Tech, Home of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand for the event and to announce a $100M gift to Cornell Tech.

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San DiegoRead About the Historic Naming Gift Made to Create the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

The $133 Million gift, announced at City Hall, will help support curriculum initiatives, faculty and graduate students, and industry interactions in a two-year graduate program
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Read about the $5 Million Gift from the Sandy Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford Weill.

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Useful Links

Visit the Official Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute Website

Get up-to-date information and the latest news regarding the Jacobs Institute.
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Learn about the Jacobs Institute’s M.S. in I.S. (Connective Media)
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Learn about the Jacobs Institute’s M.S. in I.S. (Health Tech) Learn More »

Cornell Tech News & Views

Students Travel to Israel for a Different Kind of Boot Camp
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Understanding Connective Media Learn More »

Meet the Technion Innovators

These Innovators are a distinct collection of Technion scientists, alumni and thought leaders who strive every day to create promising new technologies, successful products and start-ups.

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