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A Culture of Inquiry

Discoveries Around Every Corner

Breakthroughs in knowledge—technology, the humanities, or health care—are the essence of a top research university. At Rutgers, we have a strong track record of discovery—from finding a cure for tuberculosis to developing eco-friendly building materials, just to name a few. 

America's Research Engine

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey stands among America’s highest-ranked public research universities as a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The oldest, largest, and top-ranked public university in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, we're a research powerhouse unrivaled in New Jersey with research expenditures topping $730 million annually.

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Our Global Reach

Our research and discoveries have a strong impact on the world and aid in combating climate change.

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Responsible Research

As a public research university, we are committed to ensuring the public's trust in our scientific and scholarly endeavors and strive to foster a culture of responsible conduct of research. 

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Research by the Numbers

$907.9 Million
Research grants and sponsored programs

Fiscal Year 2021

126
Global Patents

Fiscal Year 2021

$720 Million
Spent on research and development

Fiscal Year 2020