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Research Centers

University Research Centers are highly regarded for interdisciplinary research that makes an impact on society.

Center for Portuguese Studies & Culture

The 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 Center

The 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.

The Kaput Center for Research & Innovation in STEM Education

The Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education is an interdisciplinary research center where fundamental issues in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education are studied, discussed, and analyzed. Innovative solutions are proposed and investigated.

Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute

The 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. 

The Center for Scientific Computing and Data Science Research

The Center for Scientific Computing and Data Science Research focuses on computationally-driven research that addresses the pressing needs of modern engineering, mechanics, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics.

Cyber Security Center

The Center’s mission is to support the needs of industry and government partners by establishing long-term partnership and collaboration among industry, academe, and government.

Engagement Centers

UMass Dartmouth Engagement Centers make a significant impact on the community through research and education initiatives.

Center for Indic Studies

The 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.

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.

Ora Dejesus Gerontology Center

A multi-disciplinary center dedicated to research and programs that provide education on the aging process and promote healthy, active living.

SEED Centers

Seed Centers show promise to become university research centers.

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