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University of Colorado Denver


The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus (sic) is a public research university in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is part of the University of Colorado system.

The university has two campuses — one in downtown Denver at the Auraria Campus, and the other at the Anschutz Medical Campus located in neighboring Aurora. The single university is the result of the 2004 consolidation of the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

The University of Colorado Denver is located on Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver, Colorado while the CU Anschutz Medical Campus is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado nearly 10 miles away. CU Anschutz shares the campus with the Children's Hospital, University of Colorado Hospital and with the National Jewish Medical and Research Center. There are currently more than 18,000 students at the school's two physical campuses in downtown Denver and in Aurora. The school also offers classes via CU Online.

The University of Colorado Denver is the largest research institution in Colorado, attracting more than $375 million in research grants annually, and granting more graduate degrees than any other institution in the state. CU Denver, along with University of Colorado Hospital and University Physicians, Inc., employs more than 12,200 Coloradans, making it one of the metro Denver area's top employers. The university serves more than 500,000 patients a year through its hospital and clinical services.
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University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs

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The University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs is located in the historic Lower Downtown ("LoDo") district of Denver, Colorado. The School is ranked 29th among schools of public affairs in the United States and is fully accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). The School enrolls approximately 700 students in graduate programs in public administration, public affairs and criminal justice, and in an undergraduate program in criminal justice.

The School of Public Affairs is also home to the Buechner Institute for Governance, the School's applied research arm. Through hosted events, in-depth reports based on faculty and staff research, briefings on key policy issues, and a variety of highly regarded leadership development programs, the Buechner Institute helps to advance knowledge, provide solutions, create partnerships and represent an evidence-based policy perspective that leads the framing of public dialogues.

Paul Teske, a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor, was appointed Dean of the School in July 2008. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Teske served as the Director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis and Director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the School of Public Affairs, in addition to his teaching and research activities as a professor. He earned his Ph.D. and M.P.A. degrees in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Teske received a B.A. in economics and political science, with highest honors in economics, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a James Johnston Scholar and Phi Beta Kappa.
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University of Denver


The University of Denver (DU) is a coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest independent private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. DU enrolls approximately 5,600 undergraduate students and 6,100 graduate students. The 125-acre (0.51 km2) main campus is a designated arboretum and is located primarily in the University Neighborhood, about seven miles (11 km) south of downtown Denver.

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