Cornell University, an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, US, is one of the world’s leading universities providing education to about 19,000 students from across the globe. These students are guided by a faculty of 2200 predominantly internationally recognized authorities in their respected fields. Its alumni have included 28 Rhodes Scholars and 40 Nobel Laureates. Cornell University is composed of 13 colleges or schools where, as pledged in the founding charter, any person can seek instruction in any field of study. Research has a special place in Cornell’s mission. The research interests and activities of this community of faculty and students have ensured that Cornell is consistently placed amongst the world’s best research institutions.