The New School,

USA

The New School revolves around critical contemporary issues, placing collaborative, problem-based learning at the center of their educational experience. 

The university aims to meet the needs of a rapidly changing society, by giving students a sound liberal arts education. By generating practical and theoretical knowledge, the New School works towards improving conditions for local and global communities. 

The New School was founded in 1919 as a protest against the intellectual timidity of traditional colleges. Since then, the university has distinguished itself by offering cutting edge courses, such as the first classes on African-American history and culture and the first classes on photography and jazz. In this spirit, the New School continues to offer space for radical ideas and progressive solutions, in offering current classes such as "Queer Culture" and "Play and Toil in the Digital Sweatshop". 

Students are free to put together their curriculum, in order to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. Therefore social engagement is also at the core of the New School, meaning that students are expected to become critically engaged citizens. 

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