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Stony Brook University
English Name: Stony Brook University
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: USA
Found Year: 1957
Address: Nicolls Road

Stony Brook University is one of America’s most dynamic public universities and a magnet for outstanding students. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Stony Brook is one of the 62 top research institutions in North America, with more than $180 million in annual sponsored research and 1,800 research projects. 

Stony Brook faculty are leaders in significant national and worldwide projects, including restoring the water quality and fisheries of Long Island’s Shinnecock Bay, searching for the origins of man in Kenya’s Turkana Basin and managing the national parks of Madagascar. They have made significant contributions to NASA initiatives, such as examining Martian minerals for evidence of life and other phenomena, and their work has led to such groundbreaking discoveries, including a new species of mouse lemur, the smallest primate in the world; the cause of Lyme disease; and the invention of the MRI technology that won the Nobel Prize for Medicine. 

Since the University’s founding in 1957, Stony Brook’s faculty have received international and national recognition for their achievements. They have won Nobel, MacArthur Foundation, Pulitzer and Abel prizes; National Medals of Science; National Medals of Technology and Innovation; National Inventors Hall of Fame Awards; Guggenheim Fellowships; Wolf Prizes in Mathematics and in Physics; Fields Medals; the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics; and the Indianapolis Award for animal conservation. Stony Brook’s faculty includes National Academy of Sciences Fellows, Royal Society Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows, Sloan Fellows, American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows, National Academy of Engineering members, National Academy of Medicine members and Pew Scholars.

Stony Brook offers more than 200 undergraduate programs, nearly 100 master’s programs and more than 50 doctoral programs, residing in 12 colleges and schools: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Graduate School, School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Technology and Management, School of Journalism, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Nursing, Renaissance School of Medicine, School of Professional Development and School of Social Welfare.

The University’s clinical psychology, geometry and nuclear physics programs have been ranked in the top 10 graduate programs nationwide. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers seven ABET-accredited programs. The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences features waterfront learning at Stony Brook Southampton’s Marine Sciences Center. And Stony Brook’s study-abroad programs provide unique learning opportunities in countries around the globe, including Australia, Italy, Jamaica, Madagascar, South Korea and Tanzania.

Stony Brook’s diverse student body includes more than 17,500 undergraduates and more than 8,700 graduate and professional students from nearly all 50 U.S. states and more than 130 countries. It has a large international student population and has been a particularly attractive option for students from China, India, South Korea and Taiwan. Stony Brook is a highly selective institution that enrolls students who demonstrate the intellectual curiosity and academic ability to succeed.

Opportunities for first-rate graduate and undergraduate research abound. The Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology seeks to advance biology and medicine through discoveries in physics, mathematics and computational science. The C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, founded by Nobel Prize-winning physicist and Stony Brook Professor Emeritus Chen Ning Yang, is a leading center for high-energy physics, string theory and statistical mechanics.

Stony Brook students are offered unique research opportunities at nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), which the University has a role in running. BNL facilities include the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, National Synchrotron Light Source II, NASA Space Radiation Laboratory, Accelerator Test Facility and the Computational Science Center. The laboratory’s nearly 3,000 scientists, engineers and staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. BNL research has been honored by seven Nobel Prizes.

Researchers from around the world also gather at the University’s Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, where they explore synergies between theoretical physics and mathematics to deepen an understanding of the physical universe.

Stony Brook’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology and three state-designated Centers for Advanced Technology — in diagnostic tools and sensor systems, biotechnology and integrated electric energy systems — facilitate partnerships between New York State industry and University research. The Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center brings together academic and research institutions, energy providers and industry to focus on innovative energy solutions. The entrepreneurial energy and economic strength of the University bring a combined benefit of nearly $7.2 billion to the region’s economy. The University is the largest single-site employer in the region, with nearly 15,000 employees. Through its high-technology incubators, the University has promoted the launch of 44 companies. 

Stony Brook Medicine, the region’s premier academic medical center, encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, the region’s only Regional Trauma Center; Stony Brook Children’s Hospital; a number of community-based healthcare settings; and five health sciences schools. It is also home to the Cancer Center, Heart Institute, Neurosciences Institute and the Long Island State Veterans Home — a 350-bed skilled nursing facility that also serves as a site for the education and training of geriatric healthcare professionals. The Medical and Research Translation building, dedicated to imaging, neurosciences, cancer care and research, and new Hospital Pavilion, housing the Children’s Hospital, are set for completion in 2019.

Stony Brook’s 1,040-acre campus on Long Island, 60 miles east of New York City, is also home to an 8,300-seat stadium, a sports complex housing a 4,000-seat arena, and a performing arts center. In addition, the University’s reach extends to Stony Brook Southampton on Long Island’s East End and to SUNY Korea, a partnership between Stony Brook University, the State University of New York (SUNY) and the South Korean government. Songdo-based SUNY Korea opened its doors in March 2012 as the first American university established on Korean soil.


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