About

UMass Dartmouth cultivates a vital and vibrant culture of research, scholarship, and innovation that reflects:

  • the expertise of our faculty, staff, and students
  • the strength of our academic programs
  • and the needs of our region, the Commonwealth, and the global community

The University has a clearly defined path for achieving national status as a Carnegie Doctoral Research University (DRU):

Scholarship & Education

  • Integrate faculty research and scholarship with teaching and service
  • Support faculty, students, and staff engaged in research and scholarship
  • Recognize faculty achievements in research, scholarship, and innovation
  • Encourage research by graduate and undergraduate students across all disciplines

Innovation & Development

  • Foster research-based economic innovations
  • Plan for the commercialization of products, patents, and licenses
  • Nurture interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary efforts
  • Engage alumni and business leaders to develop a culture of entrepreneurship

Infrastructure & Support

  • Increase support to identify funding opportunities
  • Broaden sponsorship of research
  • Invest in research facilities, equipment, and laboratories
  • Build the administrative research infrastructure

Research Offices

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