researchResearch 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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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.

Research News

Science to the People

Tufts Institute for Innovation symposium for students links research to community engagement
May 12, 2015

Tufts Faculty Research Big Data Visualization, Computer Science Education Thanks to Prestigious NSF Awards

May 11, 2015

New Science and Engineering Complex Is Designed for Collaboration

Faculty and students will focus on the environment and neuroscience as inaugural research themes
May 5, 2015

Study Shows Where Damaged DNA Goes for Repair

CAG repeats relocate to "repair shop" at periphery of cell nucleus
May 4, 2015

Why Some of Us Are Fat, and Others Aren’t

Researchers at Tufts are taking on obesity from many different angles
May 1, 2015

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