AP: NanoCollege could be spun off

susnset albany nanotech 2011-11Interesting report about the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering from the AP's Michael Gormley:

The State University at New York may soon create its 65th campus, spinning its fast-growing College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering away from the University at Albany under a plan that give more control to the governor. ...
The proposal calls for a two-phase approach to create a "freestanding SUNY 'specialized' college" with its own budget that would award doctoral degrees. It would be based on the model of the SUNY College of Forestry in Syracuse.

This wouldn't be all that surprising. The college's empire keeps growing -- it's piled up $14 billion in investment so far. It's finishing off construction of a $356 million building, with another planned. And in a lot of ways the college has seemed to be more like an economic development organization than a traditional college, with its many public-private partnerships for industries such as chip fabrication.

Also: as noted last month, the CNSE has started referring to itself as the SUNY NanoCollege (instead of UAlbany NanoCollege) -- see recent press release.

In other news: Your job is being folded under the management of Alain Kaloyeros.

By the way: A CNSE fact sheet reports the college's total enrollment for the spring 2013 semester is 261. And there "more than 3,100" employees on site.


And needless to say, the NanoCollege will be the smallest of the SUNY campuses.

@ Bob

What's the point of your comment? What are the implications of it being the smallest campus?

My impression is that Bob was making a joke / using a pun, as in the college would be "nano", you know... tiny. :)

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