New School University

New School University
formerly New School for Social Research

Private university in New York City.

It was established in 1919 as an informal centre for adult education and soon became the first American university to specialize in continuing education. In 1934 it established a graduate faculty of political and social sciences, staffed mainly by refugee academics from Nazi Germany. It also includes a liberal arts college, a graduate school of management and urban policy, the Mannes College of Music, and the Parsons School of Design.

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formerly (until 1998)  New School for Social Research  

      private coeducational institution of higher learning in New York (New York City), New York, U.S. The New School was established in 1919 as an informal centre for adult education by a group of independent-minded scholars that included economist Thorstein Veblen (Veblen, Thorstein), historian Charles A. Beard (Beard, Charles A), and philosopher John Dewey (Dewey, John). It soon became the first American university to specialize in the continuing higher education of adults. Among the early lecturers were John Maynard Keynes (Keynes, John Maynard), Bertrand Russell (Russell, Bertrand), and W.E.B. Du Bois (Du Bois, W.E.B.). The school received its charter in 1934. That same year it established a graduate faculty in political and social science that was staffed mainly by refugee academics from Nazi Germany, who gave the school a Continental focus with a heavy emphasis on European philosophy and social thought.

      The New School now consists of the aforementioned graduate faculty, which grants advanced degrees in the social sciences; a division for adult education; The Milano Graduate School, a graduate school of management and urban policy; the Eugene Lang College, a liberal-arts college; the Parsons School of Design, a New York City-based art and design college that merged with the New School in 1970; the Mannes College of Music, which became the sixth academic division of the New School in 1989; and the School of Dramatic Arts that since 1994 has offered a Masters of Fine Arts degree with the collaboration of members of the noted Actors Studio (Actors Studio, The). Total enrollment at the New School is approximately 31,000.

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