The Newark Campus of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) is located on a 50-acre site in the University Heights section of Newark (click here for travel directions). More than 650 full-time faculty members are present on the UMDNJ campus, which is shared by five professional schools: the GSBS , the New Jersey Medical School, the New Jersey Dental School, the School of Nursing, and the School of Health Related Professions.
Also located in the University Heights section are the New
Jersey Institute of Technology and the Newark
campus of Rutgers University; a fourth academic institution, the Public Health
Research Institute, will be moving into a new building in the University Heights
section in the near future. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at these
four institutions, each within walking distance, interact closely through the
newly created Graduate
Center at Newark, an umbrella organization that will promote sharing of library
and housing facilities, seminar programs, public transportation, and other important
aspects of graduate life. Students may cross-register for courses offered at
any of these academic institutions.
The Northern New Jersey area is noted for a large concentration of pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies. Several of the graduate programs at GSBS include researchers from these industries as adjunct faculty members. These faculty colleagues maintain active research programs and publish regularly in the scientific literature. They participate in our graduate teaching and research programs and are available to serve as mentors for laboratory rotations and thesis research. In addition, the GSBS offers special programs to acquaint graduate students with drug development research and to discuss career opportunities with researchers and executives in the pharmaceutical industry.
The City of Newark (population 275,000) is a major port and transportation center. During the last several years, Newark has seen major increases in housing and office construction, and in infrastructure development. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center opened in October, 1997 and has become an attractive and accessible alternative to New York City for a wide variety of cultural events in music, theater and dance. The success of the center has spawned the development of new restaurants and shops in the downtown Newark area.
Newark is readily accessible from neighboring communities by a vast network of train and bus lines. A shuttle bus runs regularly between the UMDNJ campus and Penn Station, the downtown terminal for bus and train lines. Newark International Airport is one of the busiest in the East and serves as a hub for domestic and foreign flights for many different airlines. New York City, with its astonishing variety of museums, restaurants, cultural attractions and sporting events, is 20 minutes from Newark by train, bus, or automobile.