As New Jersey’s premier public academic research powerhouse, Rutgers creates knowledge, fuels economic progress, and improves lives in our state and beyond.
Research at Rutgers
Calling All Hypothesizers
The pursuits of top faculty and their teams define us as a research university. Their findings have influence in communities down the block and around the world. Join us as we seek answers and move humanity forward.
It’s different at a research university. You don’t just learn about theories and discoveries in the classroom. Undergraduates will find plenty of opportunities at Rutgers to work shoulder-to-shoulder with groundbreaking faculty as they postulate new theories and make discoveries.
Graduate student research sits at the core of our mission. The breadth and quality of our research and faculty draw graduate and professional students to Rutgers from around the globe.
Rutgers is a research wellspring for business and industry. Bring us your ideas and see how we can help develop them or find out about technologies we’ve developed that you can take to market.
Office of Research and Innovation
The Office of Research and Innovation works to create an environment where research can flourish and new discoveries are made. Faculty researchers regularly participate in forums where they share developments and explore new avenues for cross-discipline research.
Rutgers contains New Jersey’s most extensive network of laboratories, research facilities, and health service centers and is a member of the Association of American Universities, a group comprising North America’s 65 leading research universities.
- 39 of our Rutgers–New Brunwick faculty are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine, America’s top experts on critical national issues.
- $736 million in research and development expenditures were logged at Rutgers University in fiscal year 2018.
- 175-plus centers and institutes at Rutgers University–New Brunswick target a range of issues.