Stony Brook University

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The Stony Brook University ( SB) is a university in the U.S. state of New York and part of the university network State University of New York. Commonly also the name of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the short forms SUNY Stony Brook, SBU or SUNYSB.

The main campus is located in Stony Brook on Long Iceland. Recently, the University also operates offices in Southampton and Manhattan. In the fall semester 2007 23.354 students are enrolled. The college was founded in 1957. Today, she is a member of the Association of American Universities and one of the major public universities in the United States. With the nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory is a close cooperation.


The majority of academic institutions is associated with so-called three colleges:

  • College of Arts & Sciences ( Natural Sciences and the Humanities, Arts)
  • College of Business ( Management)
  • College of Engineering & Applied Sciences ( Engineering and Applied Sciences )

In addition, there are several so-called Schools for some areas and special programs:

  • School of Dental Medicine (Dentistry )
  • School of Health Technology & Management ( Health Technology and Management)
  • School of Journalism ( Journalism )
  • School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences ( marine and atmospheric science )
  • School of Medicine ( Medicine )
  • School of Nursing ( Nurse Education )
  • School of Professional Development ( part-time course for working people )
  • School of Social Welfare


The main campus in Stony Brook boasts 135 buildings on an area of ​​1,272 acres, most departments and agencies as well as several residences for the students. In Southampton there are 50 buildings on 83 acres. This branch focuses on environmental research, technology and management. In Manhattan, Stony Brook operates two buildings where special lectures and events take place.


The first predecessor of the university was founded in Oyster Bay in 1957 and served only to teacher education. 1962, the present main campus in Stony Brook was purchased, the land donated by the local entrepreneurs Ward Melville. The Manhattan branch was established in 2002, the date for private Long Iceland University belonging Southampton College to2006.


The sports teams of the SUNY Stony Brook Seawolves are the. The university is a member of the America East Conference.



Nobel Laureate

  • Robert Aumann - Nobel Prize in Economics ( visiting professor from 1989 to 2013 )
  • Paul Lauterbur - Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2003
  • Chen Ning Yang - Nobel Prize for Physics in 1957 ( Professor 1965-1999 )

Other current and former professors

Guest lecturers


  • John L. Hennessy (MA, Ph.D., Computer Science ) - President of Stanford University
  • Jef Raskin ( B. S. 1964, 1965 ) - writer
  • Laura Schlessinger - radio presenter
  • Joy Behar - TV presenter