Impactful Engagement

Through multidisciplinary research, applied learning and innovative partnerships, the University at Albany engages with businesses, governments, nonprofits and local to global communities in hundreds of ways to find shared solutions to critical problems and improve the quality of life for all. Following are some of the ways UAlbany is engaging with communities, local to global.

Governor Announces New Institute to Improve Services for Youth in the Criminal Justice System
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the creation of the Youth Justice Institute, a partnership between the state and the University at Albany, designed to improve services for children, teens, and young adults in New York’s criminal justice system. The Institute will train public and private youth service providers so they can put into place best practices and programs proven to improve outcomes for at-risk youth.

Awareness as Art
Two current University at Albany art projects, “Breathing Lights” and “Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene,” highlight the critical importance of research to the creative arts and the University’s strong connection to the local arts community.

Center for Technology in Government’s Smart Cities Work Recognized by White House
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced that guidebooks written by the Center for Technology in Government (CTG) are some of the most important resources that small- and medium-sized cities across the nation should turn to as they try to innovate with new technology to make their cities “smarter.”