Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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President's Report

In this edition of the President’s Report, we look back on the past 20 years of growth. Since The Rensselaer Plan was born in 1999, Rensselaer has transformed into a top-tier research university with global reach and impact.


With research platforms like the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, our researchers tackle the most pressing issues of today in five signature research areas.
Unique experiences and expertise achieved through The Arch and the Institute’s data dexterity requirement ensure all students graduate with the skills needed to become global leaders.
The award-winning First-Year Experience and Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students model ensure our students are part of a strong community of learners.