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BRINGING CORNELL TO THE WORLD AND THE WORLD TO CORNELL
 

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BRINGING CORNELL TO THE WORLD
AND THE WORLD TO CORNELL
A Presidential White Paper
David J. Skorton
President, Cornell University
March 2, 2012
Beginning with its founding, Cornell University has been international in
scope and aspiration. Included in Cornell's earliest classes were students from
Canada, England, Russia and Brazil; by the early 1900s, Chinese students
were a significant presence on our campus. In the 1920s Cornell's first major
international project, the Cornell-Nanjing Crop Improvement Program,
launched an important relationship with China, which contributed to the
development of a generation of Chinese plant breeders and improved food
production, accomplishments that still resonate in China today. Ezra Cornell's
determination to found an institution where any person can find instruction in
any study, as expansive a goal as any in the history of higher education,
included the assumption that the dream would not be limited to New York or to
the United States.
Over the decades, Cornell's international programs expanded

  

Source: Angenent, Lars T. - Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

 

Collections: Renewable Energy; Engineering