• The New School has a rich history and reputation as a higher education institution committed to supporting the engagement of students and scholars in thinking about and enacting positive social change.  Throughout its history, The New School has offered students, faculty, our external partners, and the public opportunities to question society's systems and institutions and devise innovative solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental problems.  Social innovation is one aspect of the university's commitment to embracing new forms of interaction, organizations, policies, technologies, and systems to improve lives and address pressing needs of the 21st century.