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NJIT President Altenkirch To Report on State Research Universitiesí Construction Plans and More

WHAT: Report on State Research Universities’ Construction Plans and More

WHO: NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch will report on the upcoming construction plans and needs of New Jersey’s public research universities.  Altenkirch, representing New Jersey’s three public research universities, will stress the important role these institutions play in supporting New Jersey’s ongoing economic development.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 9:00 a.m. – Registration is at 8:15 a.m.

WHERE: Lafayette Yard Marriott Conference Center, Trenton, NJ 

New Jersey leaders in business, government and education know that the global economy is becoming knowledge-driven at an increasingly furious pace, said Altenkirch. The state’s three public research institutions—NJIT, Rutgers, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry—have responded to this truth in a direct and practical sense. “An education at these preeminent institutions gives students the knowledge and skills essential in the fields that will fuel the global economic engine for decades ahead.  The universities drive scientific and technological innovation which in turn are a catalyst for economic growth and job creation.

For further information, call Alliance for Action President Philip Beacham, 732-225-1180.

The Alliance, founded in 1975, is a statewide non-profit, non-partisan coalition of more than 600 business, labor, professional, academic and government groups.  It advocates investment in infrastructure to benefit the state’s economy, environment and quality of life.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.