Research

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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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.

Research News

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

Why It’s So Hard to Diet

When we eat even though we don’t need to, our minds are playing tricks on us, says Tufts researcher
Jun 24, 2014

Coding in the Playroom

With a new toy based on research at Tufts, kids use wooden blocks to program a robot
Jun 23, 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.

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