Research Centers

Business Innovation Research CenterBIRC helps businesses create value for customers and stakeholders by improving their performance through research, innovation and applications. Center for Indic StudiesThe Center for Indic Studies strives to highlight the contributions of India and to promote studies on issues related to contemporary Indian society and their relevance to an evolving multicultural global society. Center for Marketing ResearchThe Center for Marketing Research facilitates the economic development of the region by providing an affordable, high-quality economic alternative to meeting business needs for research, training, and consulting in any and all aspects of Marketing. This work is primarily conducted by graduate and undergraduate marketing students. Center for Portuguese Studies and CultureThe Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Highway Sustainability Research CenterThe Highway Sustainability Research Center's main objective has been to assist state agencies, private contractors, and the entire pavement community in designing and evaluating asphalt pavements mixtures that lead to better performing roads. Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM EducationThe purpose of the center is to provide a focus and support for sustained investigation of foundational issues in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, issues that will be chosen to enhance and deepen ongoing research by its members and associates. Ora DeJesus Gerontology CenterA multi-disciplinary center dedicated to research and programs that provide education on the aging process and promote healthy, active living. Public Policy CenterAn interdisciplinary applied public policy research and technical assistance provider, the Center seeks to inform evidence-based policymaking at the state, regional, and local level through collaborative engagements with public, private, and non-profit partners. Scientific Computing and Visualization CenterThe Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Center focuses on computationally-driven research that addresses the pressing needs of modern engineering, mechanics, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics. Massachusetts Marine Fisheries InstituteThe Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute (MFI), led by the scientists at the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, addresses critical issues related to Massachusetts fisheries and fishing communities by promoting scientifically based management approaches to sustain a vital food source and support this important marine industry.