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Hanchen HuangWelcome to UMass Dartmouth, a national research university with deep roots on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts. UMass Dartmouth is home to educational and research programs of quality and distinction, like the only public law school in the Commonwealth and the only School for Marine Science and Technology in the UMass System. 

As a national research university, our educational and research programs impact the local community, the state, and the nation. Our research portfolio has grown tremendously over the last five years, from $61M in FY2018 to $82M last year. But what makes our university unique is how our faculty conduct world-class research while teaching. With this in mind, it is no surprise we rank #2 in upward social mobility for graduates among doctoral research universities in New England. 

I am confident this momentum will continue. 

This belief rests on a solid foundation – dedicated staff and excellent faculty. I look forward to working with all stakeholders – faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends – to expand our educational impact, enhance our research excellence, and provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. 

Go Corsairs!


Hanchen Huang, PhD

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs