In recent years, Rensselaer has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build world-class facilities that allow our faculty and students to advance the frontiers of engineering and science.


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Interdisciplinary Research Centers

Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS)

At the interface of the life sciences, physical & computational sciences, and engineering, new tools are being developed to design new products and processes that will benefit society.

Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)

Automation is poised to become the enabling technology of the new global economy, creating and expanding competitive advantage to drive economic development and job creation


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