Office of the President

NJIT Next:
Strategic Directions 2012

Incorporating the 2010-11 Annual Report








Dr. Joel S. Bloom

A Message from the President

It is my pleasure and privilege to offer my first report on the stewardship of New Jersey Institute of Technology.

This is an exciting time for NJIT. In the past year,we have undertaken a thorough institutional self examination stimulated by preparations for our 2012 re-accreditation site visit by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. We have also launched our 2010-2015 strategic plan. In my various roles as vice president for academic and student services and dean of Albert Dorman Honors College, I have been closely involved in both of these efforts, and I believe that this foundation makes a great jumping-off point for reaffirming and refining our priorities.

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NJIT Next Strategic Focus: Enhancing the Campus

Physical improvements to the campus and its surrounding neighborhood are just the beginning of the strategic goals related to the quality of life on campus. The Campus Gateway Project remains one of NJIT's key planning initiatives to improve the amenities available to the campus and local community. Other tactics to enhance the university experience include continuous curriculum improvement, streamlined administrative processes, and performing arts on campus.

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NJIT Next Strategic Focus: Digital Everywhere

"Digital Everyware" is NJIT’s name for the ubiquitous computing that has changed everything about life in the 21st century, from the way we work and learn to the way we interact with each other. NJIT researchers are working to create the tools to help the digital world function and to evaluate the impact of new technologies on society. They represent virtually every discipline and study every conceivable application.

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NJIT Next Strategic Focus: Sustainable Systems

The environment has long been a key area for NJIT. In the 1980s when the university opened itsYork Center for Environmental Engineering and Science, teaching and research concentrated on hazardous substance management and pollution remediation and prevention. The focus has broadened in recent years to apply sustainability principles to building and design, transportation and other fields, to green chemistry, and to ecology and conservation.

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NJIT Next Strategic Focus: Life and Healthcare Science and Engineering

In just 10 years since its establishment, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has emerged as one of the university’s strongest departments with research programs that are already nationally recognized in such areas as tissue engineering and rehabilitation medicine. The health sciences have become a pervasive theme throughout the university with contributions to research and education in nearly every department.

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NJIT at a Glance

  • Rankings and Recognition
  • Academics
  • Research and Development
  • Student Honors and Achievements

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Highlights of 2010-2011