Built on a rich, 142-year heritage in engineering and science, Stevens has a record of innovation in science, technology and business. Extensive partnerships and collaboration with industry, government and other universities contribute to the dynamic ecosystem which distinguishes the University. Stevens is one of the leading technology-centric universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. It is known for its unique pedagogical model, its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class facilities, and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. One of the central tenets of the Stevens mission is that solutions to many of today's critical societal problems can be addressed through the advanced research, development and understanding of technology. Stevens was founded on the principle that its duty is to motivate and prepare engineers, scientists and business leaders to find these solutions, a mission which continues to this day.