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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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- The Genetics of Bloat
Researchers hope their work will help predict which dogs may get the deadly disease
Nov 20, 2014
- The Barefoot War
Leila Fawaz recounts the long-forgotten history of the Ottomans’ losing fight in World War I, and the widespread suffering it caused
Nov 18, 2014
- Tufts Institute for Innovation Seeks Research Proposals
Research teams have until Jan. 5 to submit projects for second round of funding
Nov 18, 2014
- New Digs for the Spadefoot Toad
The rarest amphibian in Massachusetts is getting a tour of potential Cape Cod habitats
Nov 17, 2014
- Preventing Needless Dental Emergencies
Hospitalizations for untreated tooth root infections, which regular oral health care could have prevented, are on the rise
Nov 7, 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.