SUNY's CNSE to merge with SUNY-IT

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The Albany-based College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is merging with an established-but-struggling SUNY technology college in Utica as it leaves the University of Albany.

The SUNY board of trustees on Wednesday voted to create the State University of New York Institute of Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology, to be known as INSET. The merger, scheduled for January, is being billed as a SUNY option to world-class schools such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The burgeoning NanoCollege and the financially ailing SUNY Institute of Technology will form the new science, engineering, technology research and education institution.

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