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What do we mean when we say “public good”? We mean that the research and teaching of Graduate Center faculty and students center on making meaningful contributions beyond the walls of academia. Our location in the heart of New York City provides students with countless opportunities to participate in one of the most vibrant and diverse communities in the world. Innovative research, rigorous scholarship, and collaborative and interdisciplinary learning define graduate education here, preparing students with the creative, problem-solving expertise necessary to thrive in and beyond the academic experience. Located in the heart of Manhattan and set within the large and multi-campus City University of New York, the Graduate Center fosters advanced graduate education, original research and scholarship, innovative University-wide programs, and vibrant public events that draw upon and contribute to the complex communities of New York City and beyond. Through a broad range of nationally prominent doctoral programs, the Graduate Center prepares students to be scholars, teachers, experts, and leaders in the academy; in the arts; and in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Committed to CUNY’s historic mission of educating the children of “the whole people,” the Graduate Center provides access to graduate education for diverse groups of highly talented students, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education.