Yale University In Brief:

Undergraduate Students* - 5,242

Graduate & Professional
Students* - 6,318

International Students* - 1,910

Faculty* - 3,695

Staff* - 9,267

International Scholars* - 1,970

Living Alumni - 167,350

Library Holdings - 12.7 Mil. Volumes

Varsity Athletic Teams - 35

Total Number of Buildings - 439

Endowment - $16.1 Billion

Operating Budget - $2.49 Billion

*Figures for the 2009-2010 Academic Year

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Yale University in New Haven, CT

Yale University in New Haven, CT

Yale University

Connecticut's Central Coast is home to one of the most recognized and prestigious universities in the world. Every year Yale University attracts the best and brightest students and faculty to New Haven. For example, during the 2008-2009 school year former British Prime Minister Tony Blair taught a class on faith and globalization. Companies can only benefit from being near this knowledge base and future workforce.

Yale University is an active partner in economic development in Connecticut's Central Coast. The school has helped revitalize the City of New Haven through property management and investments in education and the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven. Yale's recent activities will be the catalyst for more growth in Connecticut's Central Coast.

Key Factors:

West Campus

In 2007 Yale bought the 136 acre former Bayer Healthcare Research Campus and renamed it West Campus. With 17 buildings and more than a million square feet of office and warehouse space Yale plans to use the campus as a collaborative, inter-disciplinary research center. Some of the early focuses will be on molecular and cellular biology and gene sequencing. Yale will also pursue partnerships with industry on nanotechnology and pharmaceutical research. Art and artifact restoration will also be done at the new campus.

Tech Transfer

In recent years Yale University has worked to move research into the commercial sector. The Yale Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) works with Yale researchers to identify inventions that may ultimately become commercial and consumer products and services. Yale OCR staff also engages in industrial partnerships to license Yale inventions.

Yale currently is helping develop 6 new companies: Axomedis, New Haven Pharmaceuticals, Advanced Orthopedic Technologies, 3primiR, CBT4CBT and CardioPhotonics. This is in addition to existing successful relationships with Vion, Achillion, Proteolix, Helix Therapeutics, Rib-X, Shire, Pharmasset and Tigris.


Yale University also encourages students to follow their entrepreneurial ideas. Yale University established the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) to help undergraduate and graduate Yale students start scalable new ventures. In addition to assistance and operating space, YEI offers several programs and forums that are open to both Yale students and the New Haven community. YEI works in conjunction with the Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES), which is a student run organization, to help students learn about being successful entrepreneurs.

Investment in Connecticut

Yale is in the midst of a 5-year $3.5 billion dollar capital expenditure program. That effort includes expanding the number of students attending Yale by 15% with the construction of 2 new residential colleges. Yale is also creating a School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on campus.

Along with the establishment of the West Campus Yale continues to invest in the community. The University is the largest employer in New Haven, with over 11,000 employees. Yale's spending on payroll and benefits and its purchasing of goods and services make a direct economic impact of more than $1 billion per year in Connecticut. And over 10,000 public school students in New Haven participate in free University-sponsored programs on the campus each year.

Through Yale's Office of New Haven and State Affairs the school actively engages with community leaders and businesses to improve the region as a whole. Recently Yale created the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven to advance economic development efforts.

Research Centers at Yale:

Humanities and Social Services:

  • Bioethics, Interdisciplinary Center for
  • Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics
  • Digital Media Center for the Arts DMCA
  • Economic Growth Center
  • Yale Center for Faith & Culture
  • Benjamin Franklin Papers
  • Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
  • Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
  • Thomas Hardy Society
  • Haskins Laboratories
  • Human Relations Area Files Cultural Information for Education and Research
  • International & Area Studies, Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for
  • Center for Language Study
  • Yale Center for Media Initiatives
  • Yale Center for Parliamentary History
  • Center for Religion and American Life at Yale
  • Institution for Social and Policy Studies
  • International Center for Finance
  • The Kamusi Project Online Swahili Dictionary
  • United Nations Scholars' Workstation
  • Whitney Humanities Center
  • The Works of Jonathan Edwards
  • Yale Boswell Editions
  • Yale World Fellows Program
  • Yale Russian Archive Project YRAP
  • Yale-Ukraine Initiative

Sciences and Engineering:

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Science, Center for
  • Bioethics, Interdisciplinary Center for
  • Biospheric Studies (YIBS), Yale Institute for
  • Combustion Studies, Center for
  • Computational Vision and Control, Center for
  • E. coli Genetic Stock Center
  • Earth Observation CEO, Center for
  • Engineering
  • Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale, Center for
  • Keck Foundation Biotechnology Resources
  • Laser Diagnostics, Center for
  • Material Science Research Center (CRISP)
  • Microelectronic Materials and Structures, Center for
  • Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering (YINQE), Yale Institute for
  • Social Science Statistical Laboratory
  • Structural Biology, Center for
  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics Group
  • Quantum Information Physics at Yale,Center for

Medical and Health Sciences:

  • Aging Program
  • Bioethics, Interdisciplinary Center for
  • Bone Center
  • Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy
  • Cancer Prevention & Control Research Program
  • Center for Children's Surgical Research
  • Center for Eating & Weight Disorders
  • Center for Genes and Behavior
  • Center for Genomics & Proteomics
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)
  • Center for Medical Informatics
  • Center for Neuroscience & Regeneration Research
  • Center for Nicotine & Tobacco Use Research at Yale (CENTURY)
  • Center for Perinatal, Pediatric & Environmental Epidemiology
  • Center for Advancement of Perioperative Health
  • Center for Public Health Preparedness
  • Center for Self and Family Management of Vulnerable Populations
  • Center for Sleep Medicine
  • Center for Statistical Genomics & Proteomics
  • Child Study Center
  • Chronic Illness Care
  • Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
  • Connecticut Women's Health Project
  • Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center
  • Epilepsy Center
  • Emerging Infections Program
  • General Clinical Research Center
  • Human Genetics
  • Human Translational Immunology
  • Kavli Institute for Neuroscience
  • Liver Center
  • Magnetic Resonance Research Center
  • Medical School Research Overview
  • Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center
  • National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
  • Nursing Research Initiatives
  • Positron Emission Tomography Center (PET Center)
  • Prevention Research Center
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
  • Specialized Center of Research on Women's Health (SCOR)
  • Stem Cell Biology Program
  • Vascular Biology and Transplantation (VBT)
  • Women's Health Research at Yale
  • Yale Cancer Center (YCC)
  • Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI)
  • Yale/Howard Partnership Center on Reducing Health Disparities
  • Yale Stress Center
  • Yale/WHO Center on Health
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