Research at Tufts is all about breaking down walls—between fields, between faculty and students, between what is and what could be.
Innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration are the foundations of discovery at Tufts, from advances in nutrition research and telecommunications to more recent explorations into soft-bodied robots, water on Mars and the criminal justice system. Tufts' commitment to active citizenship is also matched by faculty and student research into the area, including the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) and the Tufts Community Research Center.
The Carnegie Foundation ranks Tufts as an institution with "very high research activity"—its highest classification for degree-granting colleges and universities—but the university's commitment to research is about more than prestige. It's about the community coming together around ideas in creative and compelling ways, pushing boundaries and asking the questions that will take our knowledge to the next level.
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Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) - Tufts CTSI accelerates translation of laboratory research into clinical use, medical practice and health policy.
Research Compliance and Policies – Researchers at Tufts adhere to strict standards of scholarship. Learn more about these policies and regulations.
Core Facilities – Across Tufts’ three campuses, researchers have access to a wide range of laboratories and facilities where they can innovate and collaborate.
Postdoctoral Opportunities – Postdoctoral scholars are vital to the Tufts academic experience. Learn about postdoctoral opportunities at Tufts' graduate and professional schools.
- Wireless Sensors and Flying Robots: a Way to Monitor Deteriorating Bridges
Aug 14, 2014
- Estimated 1.65 Million Global Cardiovascular Deaths Each Year Linked to High Sodium Consumption
Aug 13, 2014
- Bioengineers Make Functional 3D Brain-Like Tissue Model
Tufts model shows biochemical & electrophysiological responses; research offers new options for study of brain function, disease and trauma
Aug 11, 2014
- How Honey Bees Stay Cool
Research indicates a parallel between bee hives and humans
Jul 23, 2014
- Room for Improvement in Elementary School Children’s Lunches and Snacks from Home
Jul 22, 2014
Research News @ Tufts
Each semester, the Office of the Vice Provost publishes Research News @ Tufts, which profiles research by faculty and at our affiliated hospitals. You can sign up to receive Research News @ Tufts by e-mail.