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 November 2016 - 31 October 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 November 2016 - 31 October 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.

162 46.12 44.53

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Earth & Environmental Sciences 16 3.96 3.96
Chemistry 34 17.37 17.37
Physical Sciences 75 17.07 15.48
Life Sciences 54 11.74 11.74

Highlight of the month

Emotions can only arise through higher-order brain processes

© GK Hart/Vikki Hart/Photodisc/Getty

© GK Hart/Vikki Hart/Photodisc/Getty

Emotions aren’t innately programmed in primitive brain areas, but arise from information gathered by higher-order parts of the cortex, the grey, outer layer responsible for consciousness, according to a paper co-authored by the philosopher, Richard Brown, from The City University of New York.

If you see a snake, traditional theory states that defensive survival circuits, centred around an almond-shaped sub-cortical structure called the amygdala, kick into gear to produce fear. But animals without an amygdala can still be fearful. So, Brown and his colleague, Joseph LeDoux, from NYU postulated, another set of circuits, in the cortex, must run alongside the defensive survival circuits. It includes memory systems which unconsciously dredge up semantic information about a snake’s potential threat and cognition networks which provide conscious awareness that you might be in danger.

Even though this study focused on fear, they note in the paper that “the basic principles involved can be leveraged to understand other emotions as well”.

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  1. PNAS 114, E2016–E2025 (2017). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1619316114

View the article on the Nature Index

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1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 59.08% Domestic
  • 40.92% International

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

Top 10 international collaborators by WFC (375 total)

  • The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA)
  • Foreign institution
  1. McGill University, Canada (5.28)
  2. French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France (3.09)
  3. University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) (2.45)
  4. Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea (2.42)
  5. WestCHEM, United Kingdom (UK) (2.27)
  6. Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany (2.08)
  7. Uppsala University (UU), Sweden (1.83)
  8. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China (1.68)
  9. University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) (1.67)
  10. Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France (1.66)

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

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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