Office of State Affairs

Innovation. Discovery. Education. Opportunity. Engagement. Princeton University's role in the State of New Jersey

Welcome to the Office of State Affairs

The primary purpose of the Office of State Affairs is to advocate on behalf of Princeton University before state legislators and executive branch officials on issues that affect the University as a world class research institution that is dedicated to public service, improving diversity in and affordability of higher education, and enhancing the innovation ecosystem in New Jersey.  The foundation of our work is the relationships our team of professionals develop with state policymakers, elected officials, and advocacy organizations which reinforce the University’s impact on the state as a leading educator, innovator, and community partner. 

The Office of State Affairs serves as the point of entry for state officials to learn more about the University, such as its plans to grow and modernize campus facilities over the next decade, its renowned researchers and innovation partnerships with New Jersey companies, or its community collaborations. 


March 2022: An Eye on the Environment

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In a recent message to alumni, President Christopher L. Eisgruber reiterated the University’s core values of scholarly excellence; talent and truth-seeking; access, affordability, and inclusivity; and service broadly understood.  He shared how, throughout its history, “Princeton University has planned carefully for growth while investing boldly in human potential and groundbreaking inquiry. We have sought to address the most complex challenges of each age with depth of purpose and creative collaboration.”

Climate change is one of the complex challenges of this age, and this newsletter features the diverse efforts of University researchers to address its many components, including a recent study by the ZERO Lab that identifies a series of options for New Jersey to reach a carbon-free economy by 2050, as well as studies of the relationship between intricate inland and coastal waterways and carbon storage; the cultural impact of sea level rise; and new technologies for lithium battery re-use.   This newsletter also revisits recent University-wide announcements and highlights other path-breaking research happening on campus including a potential new cancer therapy from Yibin Kang’s lab, a deeper look at a dog’s lifespan and a smartwatch app that can determine if someone has COVID-19. Read more.



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