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Rockefeller University

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The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university’s 73 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity. Founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was the country’s first institution devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The Rockefeller University Hospital was founded in 1910 as the first hospital devoted exclusively to clinical research. In the 1950s, the institute expanded its mission to include graduate education and began training new generations of scientists to become research leaders around the world. In 1965, it was renamed The Rockefeller University. The university is supported by a combination of government and private grants and contracts, private philanthropy and income from the endowment. Since its founding, The Rockefeller University has embraced an open structure to encourage collaboration between disciplines and empower faculty members to take on high-risk, high-reward projects. No formal departments exist, bureaucracy is kept to a minimum and scientists are given resources, support and unparalleled freedom to follow the science wherever it leads. This unique approach to science has led to some of the world’s most revolutionary contributions to biology and medicine. Throughout Rockefeller’s history, 24 of its scientists have won Nobel Prizes, 21 have won Lasker Awards and 20 have garnered the National Medal of Science, the highest science award given by the United States. For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Hospital has served as an essential link between laboratory investigation and bedside observation, as patients are participants in clinical studies building on basic research findings from Rockefeller laboratories. This continuous spectrum of research allows for in-depth study of the basis of disease detection, prevention and observation. The David Rockefeller Graduate Program is based on the concept of learning science by doing science, and is custom tailored to its individual students and attracts a diverse group of exceptional scientists from around the world. The university also offers one of the nation’s top M.D.-Ph.D. programs with neighboring Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to the graduate program, there are other learning/training opportunities available, including postdoctoral research, fellowships for the Center for Studies in Physics and Biology and the Clinical Scholars Program, a master's degree for recent M.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. recipients to begin careers in patient-oriented research.

Country United States
School name Rockefeller University
City New York
Degree Bachelor, Master, PhD
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
Biochemistry
Structural biology and chemistry
Molecular, cell and developmental biology
Immunology; virology and microbiology
Neuroscience
Physics; and mathematical biology

Faculty
(Graduate)
Chemical and Structural Biology
Genetics and Genomics
Immunology, Virology and Microbiology
Medical Sciences, Systems Physiology and Human Genetics
Molecular and Cell Biology
Neurosciences and Behavior
Organismal Biology, Evolution, Ethology and Ecology
Physical, Mathematical and Computational Biology
Stem Cells, Development, Regeneration and Aging
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Private
Language used in the class English
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1901
The number of students (Undergraduate) N/A
The number of students (Graduate) 175
Test required for admission Document review, current or completed research project
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) 34
QS Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
THE Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
Address 1230 York Avenue New York, NY 10065-6399
Link to official website http://www.rockefeller.edu/
Link to contact website http://www.rockefeller.edu/about/contact