Research That Impacts Our Communities

On behalf of our faculty, research staff, staff, and students, we invite you to learn how our dedication to research, innovation, scholarship, and creativity yields vital contributions to the city of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond. We are on the move as evidenced by the $63.28 million in extramural support we received in FY2015—a new record of achievement.

Our multidisciplinary and now fast-growing transdisciplinary approaches to research focus on the needs of our communities. We are the urban research university with a teaching soul!


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STEM Teaching and Learning Research

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and Brain Sciences

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Transnational, Community, and Cultural Studies


Global Inclusion
and Social Development

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Biomedical, Health, and Life Sciences

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