UMass Dartmouth is a powerful catalyst for economic, social, and cultural development in our region and throughout the Commonwealth.
The university invests millions of dollars in programs and facilities and thousands of volunteer hours in our surrounding communities. Our $20 million research enterprise is focused on issues that are critical to the future of the region, such as:
- marine science
- public policy
- math education
- cultures and communities
Building the economy
Office of Economic Development
The office links university knowledge and talent to regional job creation efforts.
SouthCoast Development Partnership
The UMass Dartmouth-managed SouthCoast Development Partnership is a regional collaborative to assist businesses looking to expand or relocate in the region.
Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Located in Fall River, this state-of-the-art facility connects university research and expertise to industry in order to create new jobs and new companies throughout the region.
Serving the community
Campus Sustainability & Residential Initiatives
The Office of Campus Sustainability & Residential Initiatives serves as a catalyst for action, on campus and in the community, to create a sustainable future.
Leduc Center for Civic Engagement
UMass Dartmouth students contribute thousands of hours of service to the surrounding community. The Leduc Center meets the dual challenges of community need and active student learning.
Star Store Campus
A modern urban arts complex with studios, galleries, and state-of-the-art equipment, the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Star Store campus in downtown New Bedford is a vital component of the city's emergence as a thriving arts community.
SHARE, the Society for Human Advancement through Rehabilitation Engineering, is a non-profit foundation that provides custom-designed assistive computer technology to people with disabilities.
Supporting the K-20 pipeline
SouthCoast Education Compact
Created to improve the educational attainment level in the SouthCoast region, the UMass Dartmouth-managed Compact is an education partnership of business leaders, area school superintendents, UMass Dartmouth, and Bristol Community College.
A college preparatory program for disadvantaged students attending New Bedford High School, Westport High School, and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School.