New School is a university dedicated to seeking out new ways to create a more just, more beautiful, and better-designed world. Our mission is to prepare students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society, thus making the world a better and more just place. As a university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time, we seek to provide students with the tools needed to grapple with complex problems facing society and to pursue more fluid and flexible career pathways.
Located in New York City, our university takes full advantage of its location in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Our colleges include Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris.
Since our founding in 1919, The New School has redrawn and redefined the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center. Our rigorous, multidimensional environment dissolves walls between disciplines and helps nurture progressive minds. At our university, students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world.
With leading-edge faculty and world-renowned alumni, we are committed to developing students who will have an impact on the world and solve the most pressing social issues of our time.
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The New School was founded nearly a century ago in New York City by a small group of prominent American intellectuals and educators who were frustrated by the intellectual timidity of traditional colleges. The founders, among them Charles Beard, John Dewey, James Harvey Robinson, and Thorstein Veblen, set out to create a new kind of academic institution, one where faculty and students would be free to honestly and directly address the problems facing societies in the 20th century. Their vision was to bring together scholars and citizens interested in questioning, debating, and discussing the most important issues of the day.
In 1919, they founded The New School for Social Research. Now formally named The New School, the university has grown to include five colleges, with courses that reflect the founders' interest in the emerging social sciences, international affairs, liberal arts, history, and philosophy, as well as art, design, management, and performing arts.
Over the decades, some of the finest minds of the 20th century have pioneered courses in new areas of social sciences and liberal arts at The New School. Faculty members and visiting scholars have included Harold Laski, Franz Boas, and John Maynard Keynes. In 1948, W.E.B. Du Bois taught the first course in African-American history and culture ever taught at a university. Around the same time, Karen Horney and Erich Fromm introduced their new approaches to psychoanalysis. From 1954 to 1978, Margaret Mead taught courses in anthropology. The New School's groundbreaking courses attracted students from around the world, including the young Shimon Peres. In 1962, Gerda Lerner offered the first university-level course in women's history.
The New School also became known for courses in the creative arts taught by innovative 20th-century artists, including Martha Graham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aaron Copland, and W. H. Auden. In 1926, The New School became the first American university to teach the history of film, and it was one of the first to offer college-level courses in photography and jazz.
经过几十年的发展，新学院吸引了20世纪一些最优秀的人物，正是他们开设了社会科学和人文科学领域的课程。在教员和访问学者群体中，出现了 哈罗德·拉斯基、法兰兹·鲍亚士和约翰•梅纳德•凯恩斯等人物。1948年，, W.E.B.杜波依斯首次开设非裔美籍人历史文化课。大约在同一时间，卡伦·霍妮和埃利希·弗洛姆为心理分析引入了新的方法。1954年到1978年，玛格丽特.米德在新学院教授人类学课。新学院开创性的课程吸引了世界各地的学生。其中就有年轻的希蒙·佩雷斯。1962年，格尔达·勒纳在大学开设妇女史课。