About | The New School for Public Engagement | New York City
  • About Public Engagement

    The New School for Public Engagement is the university's founding division, and is now one of seven divisions that compose The New School. The mission of The New School for Public Engagement is to create and nurture a learning community marked by interdisciplinary engagement with real-world issues and the integration of professional, civic, and liberal learning. The common thread that runs across the division's diverse academic programs is a commitment to learning that makes a difference in the world. In order to realize this commitment, the division aspires to provide an educational experience that is integrative, boundary-crossing, and collaborative. The division connects theory to real-world practice, training students to address civic life, to create new forms of culture, and to respond to contemporary challenges in their communities and throughout the world.

    The New School for Public Engagement comprises five schools: the School of Undergraduate Studies, the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Studies, the School of Media Studies, the School of Writing, and the School of Language Learning and Teaching. Each school embodies the division's mission in its own way, offering students unique opportunities to pursue their academic, professional, and civic aspirations in tandem.

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