The Tandon Torch

Strategic Plan 2019

Today, 1 in 2 people live in an urban community; in 2050, 7 out of 10 will. This is why we, at Tandon, will work to make such communities healthy and sustainable through our work on creating assistive technology to increase accessibility and livability for all, imagining new medical devices, exploring new renewable fuel sources, helping reduce carbon emissions and making our power grids more efficient. We will endeavor to make them creative and smart through our efforts on AR/VR, being able to land on the Moon at the Museum of Natural History, helping surgeons use robotics to perform delicate operations. We will strive to make them connected and secure through our undertakings on 6G, ensuring the safety of the power grid and auto software impervious to hacking.

interconnected honey comb with graphics representing strategic pillars

NYU Tandon — engineering creative and smart, connected and secure, sustainable and healthy urban and global communities. 

Our Values and Mission

Our mission is to be a world-class engineering school that puts students first and is home to lifelong learning. We will be the place that makes the American dream possible; the home of engaged critical thinkers and makers of the future. Our culture of diversity, inclusion, equality, and respect will make us the place where every smart young engineer wants to be. Our students and faculty will tackle strategic societal challenges using a global vision and network, ensuring our cutting-edge innovations are thoughtfully and successfully introduced into society. We will be the engine of innovation for Brooklyn and New York City.

Our values are the bedrock of our community. We believe in changing the world through our passion for scientific truth, facts, and educational excellence within a nurturing and connected community accessible to all.


Strategic Pillars


Be catalysts in solving strategic challenges of global society

Students First

Educate well-rounded, career-ready critical thinkers and global citizens


Build a curious, engaged and inclusive global community


Ensure internal health and build the brand