The City University of New York (CUNY)

United States of America (USA)

Research collaboration in New York City

Research collaboration in New York City

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest urban university in the United States and provides high-quality, accessible, and affordable education for 270,000 degree-credit students, and for nearly 250,000 additional adult, continuing, and professional education students at 25 campuses and schools located across all five boroughs of New York City.

Since the founding of City College of New York in 1847, the colleges that comprise the of the CUNY system have been responsible for transforming the lives of millions of people. In 1961, the New York State Legislature established The City University of New York as an integrated institution with a distinctive mission: to be “responsive to the needs of its urban setting,” and “to maintain and expand its commitment to academic excellence and to the provision of equal access and opportunity.” The University now includes eleven senior colleges, seven community colleges, The Macaulay Honors College, and six graduate and professional schools.

CUNY’s 6,700 full-time faculty features internationally recognized experts in nearly every academic field; they generate over $440,000,000 annually in extramural research and training funds. Many faculty members combine outstanding academic credentials with significant real-world experience, and are recognized with prestigious fellowships, grants and awards, including the Nobel Prize, membership in the National Academies and other learned societies.

CUNY is home to more than 100 research centers, institutes and consortia, which provide research opportunities for both faculty and students as well as opportunities for employment, internships, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

In turn, CUNY students reflect remarkably diverse backgrounds, with family heritage linked to over 205 countries. More than 40% of undergraduates were born outside the United States, approximately 44% are first- generation Americans, and about 20% of students are the first in their families to attend college.

CUNY colleges are attracting record numbers of high academic achievers, including numerous student winners of prestigious national honors including Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, Truman Scholars, and many National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. In addition, the University’s long list of distinguished alumni includes 13 Nobel Laureates—among the highest number from any public university, and including 2 women from CUNY’s Hunter College alone.

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1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for The City University of New York (CUNY) published between 1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

147 40.49 38.64

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 21 5.31 5.31
Physical Sciences 70 18.76 16.91
Chemistry 32 11.54 11.54
Life Sciences 43 9.69 9.69

Highlight of the month: The City University of New York (CUNY)

How Earth reuses its carbon

© Martin Jahr/EyeEm/Getty

© Martin Jahr/EyeEm/Getty

The carbon in Earth’s mantle – the source of graphite and diamonds – has had many sources over the history of our planet, a study published in Nature Geoscience suggests.

A team of US scientists, including a researcher from the City University of New York, analyzed samples of carbonatite, a rare type of carbon-rich rock that forms in magma, aged between 40 million and 2.6 billion years, and collected from different locations around the world.

The scientists analyzed the ratios of boron isotopes inside the carbonatite and discovered that these ratios varied depending on geological age — younger samples had higher boron isotope levels and older samples had lower levels — indicating that their carbon source also varied.

The researchers propose that during the last two billion years of Earth’s existence, as tectonic plates went under each other, a cooling mantle allowed more of Earth’s crust to penetrate deeper into the mantle. This may have stored the crust’s recycled carbon as deep as the core-mantle boundary, they say.

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  1. Nature Geoscience 9, 904–909 (2016). doi: 10.1038/ngeo2831

View the article on the Nature Index

1 March 2016 - 28 February 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 54.84% Domestic
  • 45.16% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 international collaborators by WFC (301 total)

  • The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA)
  • Foreign institution
  1. McGill University, Canada (3.99)
  2. WestCHEM, United Kingdom (UK) (3.18)
  3. French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France (2.48)
  4. University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) (2.17)
  5. University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) (2.17)
  6. Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany (2.15)
  7. Australian National University (ANU), Australia (2.15)
  8. Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea (2.14)
  9. Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain (2)
  10. University of Haifa (HU), Israel (2)

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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