Volume 16, Issue 3/4, 2006
Virtual University of Dialogue and Universalism
City University of New York
Achievements and Model of Modern Virtual University
This article describes the history of the City University of New York (CUNY), demonstrating its value as a model for the creation of the Virtual University. Since the establishment of City College in the mid-19th Century, CUNY has continually confronted the challenge of providing quality, low-cost higher education to generations of diverse students. Today CUNY has come to serve as a model not only for effective urban education, but also as an approach to preparing an international student body for a global future. This article details the challenges CUNY has confronted along the way.