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A record 6 New Jersey universities made U.S. News’ Top 100 Universities list

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

A record six schools placed in the Top 100 of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking of national universities, which was released Monday and long has been considered the gold standard of college rankings. Four additional schools were at No. 163 or better. Rutgers University made some of the biggest jumps, as the New Brunswick campus ranked in a tie …

New Jersey most improved state for business, according to CNBC

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

New Jersey was the most-improved state in CNBC’s annual Top States for Business ranking, jumping 23 places to No. 19 overall. The rankings were released Tuesday morning. It is the first time in memory that New Jersey was in the top half of the rankings, which rate states on 10 categories, everything from cost of doing business to cost of living — infrastructure …

Fiserv, Rutgers-Newark creating on-campus program to drive diversity, innovation to fintech

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

Fiserv and Rutgers University–Newark announced Monday morning that they are partnering to create and fund the Fiserv-RU-N Program for Inclusive Innovation, which is designed to drive diversity and innovation within the financial technology field — including a pathway for career opportunities for those from underserved communities. The Fiserv-RU-N Program for Inclusive Innovation will create a center on the Rutgers-Newark campus on Washington Street …

NJEDA partners with four NJ universities to advance state’s offshore wind learning and research efforts

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) | Press Release

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced plans to provide a total of more than $1 million to Rutgers University, Rowan University, Montclair State University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to advance academic research and investment in offshore wind workforce training. Specifically, the NJEDA Board authorized staff to enter into memoranda of understanding with the universities to develop both …

Rowan University Receives Federal Grant to Train Wind Power Workforce

Rowan University | Press Release

U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross presented Rowan University President Ali A. Houshmand on Monday with a ceremonial $500,000 check for a federal workforce training grant that will be used to prepare students for New Jersey’s burgeoning wind power industry. Funded by U.S. taxpayers, the grant will fuel workforce training programs designed to fit the needs of wind energy employers, starting in …

Cove in Jersey City Aims To Be N.J.’s Next Great Life Science Hub

Brett Johnson | ROI-NJ

Progress is well underway at a 13-acre, mixed-use campus in Jersey City that biotech industry leaders anticipate will bolster the Garden State’s stature as a life science and medical innovator. That’s the still-in-the-works nexus for life sciences and innovation called the Cove. The collaborative project by Argent Ventures and H&R REIT — backed on the design side by Ennead Architects as designers and the marketing and …

TCS to Expand STEM Education Programs in New Jersey and Add 1,000 New Employees by 2023

TCS | Press Release

Tata Consultancy Services Increases Presence in the Garden State, Impacting Local Communities EDISON, NEW JERSEY | MUMBAI, February 3, 2022: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, announced plans to expand its operations in New Jersey by hiring nearly 1,000 additional employees by the end of 2023 to meet the growing …

Partnerships to Build a Skilled Workforce

Michele N. Siekerka, NJBIA President and CEO | New Jersey Business Magazine

The workforce crisis ushered in by the pandemic underscores a critical need for new partnerships and innovative solutions to prepare people for rapidly evolving jobs in changing industries. That is why NJBIA and the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, which comprises the state’s 18 community colleges, are teaming up with state officials, labor unions, business groups, educational institutions, and …

SciTech Scity: ‘A place where you can see the future’

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

Paul Hoffman is more than just the CEO of the Liberty Science Center and one of the foremost minds on all things STEM in the country. He’s a fabulous storyteller, too. Anyone who has ever heard Hoffman, in his trademark T-shirt and sneakers, wow a crowd from behind a lectern is nodding their head. Friday, in the LSC parking lot, and on …


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