SUNY trustees have voted to split the University of Albany and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, to create the system's 65th SUNY campus. The founder of the college says the move will save SUNY money and help bring high tech jobs to New York state.
The plans is to have the new specialized college up and running in the 2014-2015 academic year, says Alain Kaloyeros, the school's CEO.
"What the governor and the chancellor want out of this is have the MIT or Stanford out of SUNY. A state of the art, scholarly hub at an affordable tuition," he said.