New York Institute of Technology (also known as NYIT) is a private, non-sectarian, co-educational research university in New York City. NYIT has five schools and two colleges, all with a strong emphasis on technology and applied scientific research. The university has two New York campuses, one in Old Westbury Long Island and one near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, as well as several global campuses and programs (e.g. Bahrain, Canada, China, Jordan, United Arab Emirates). NYIT offers a total of 90 undergraduate degree, graduate degree programs, and medical degree programs to 14,000 students in academic areas such as architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine.
Its Carnegie Classification is Masters-Granting (Doctorate-Granting through New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine) "Research University," high research activity.
In 2008, NYIT received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study the relationship between electric vehicles and renewable energy charging stations. NYIT has also partnered with the U.N. to promote the International Water Conference in 2008 and the International Energy Conference in 2009. In addition to sustainable technology, NYIT faculty and students are also involved in other areas of research, including cardiovascular health, epilepsy, blindness, staph infection, and cyber security. It is one of the two institutes of technology in New York City. The other one is the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
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