Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Overview
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological research university. Rensselaer offers more than 145 programmes at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programmes that allow them to combine scholarly work from several departments or schools.
The university provides rigorous, engaging, interactive learning environments and campus-wide opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and creativity. For almost two centuries, Rensselaer has maintained its reputation for providing an undergraduate education of undisputed intellectual rigor based on educational innovation in the laboratory, classroom, and studio.
Driven by talented, dedicated, and forward-thinking faculty, Rensselaer has dramatically expanded the research enterprise by leveraging our existing strengths and focusing on five signature research areas biotechnology and life sciences, energy and the environment, computational science and engineering, nanotechnology and advanced materials and media, arts, science and technology. The Institute is especially well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development.
Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.