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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- 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
- To Go Green, Go Global
The U.S. could learn some lessons from the Chinese about competing in the clean-energy market, says Tufts policy expert
Jul 15, 2014
- Adults with Special Needs See Gains, Challenges with Long Term Oral Care
Jul 9, 2014
- Embedded Academics
In a new book, Paul Joseph recounts what happened when social scientists took up residence with the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan
Jul 8, 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.