Established in 1766, Rutgers is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning. The Rutgers system educates more than 65,000 students and serves the people of New Jersey at universities, research centers and clinical practices throughout the state. The flagship is one of the nation’s premier public research universities and is the only public institution in New Jersey represented in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Rutgers also is a member of the Big Ten Conference and its academic counterpart, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation – a consortium of 15 world-class research universities. Rutgers ranks #1 among U.S. universities for chemistry R&D funding.
“Rutgers is committed to working with industry in New Jersey, and this website is just one of the tools that we’ve developed to accomplish that strategic objective,” said Christopher J. Molloy, senior vice president for research and economic development. “The university is expanding the depth and scope of its industry partnerships, and our Corporate Engagement Team is spearheading the effort. The Business Portal makes it easier to access that team and the university’s extensive research enterprise.”
And it is not just for the New Brunswick campus.
Molloy is quick to point out that, while the main campus is certainly the center of economic development, having strong departments at both Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden gives the university even more to offer companies.
“Rutgers is really stepping up to the plate to be the state university, which it now really is,” he said. “We want to provide this economic engine with a focus in New Brunswick, we have so much here, but it’s not just New Brunswick.
“My office has been formed to span the whole university.”
Check out the new Business Portal: http://businessportal.rutgers.edu/