Stony Brook University will receive $12 million to increase research faculty to drive innovation and expand student opportunities.
The $12 million – announced by State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Dr. John B. King, Jr. – is from the state’s $53 million annual investment.
The money will go towards hiring faculty that help expand research funding and productivity, increase faculty diversity, and address instructional needs. Areas of potential hiring include quantum information sciences, artificial intelligence, energy and climate science, and cancer studies.
“Stony Brook University is a leader in research that focuses on addressing big societal challenges, like clean energy production, making data centers more sustainable, and treating cancer and disease,” King said. “By attracting additional top-tier faculty members and retaining existing experts, the campus will be able to expand innovation and grow academic and research opportunities for more students. Our thanks to Governor Kathy Hochul and our state legislators for their staunch support in SUNY and higher education. The funding they have allocated for new faculty will have a significant impact on Stony Brook and other campuses as we work to cement SUNY’s role as a world-class higher education system.”