Research at UMass Lowell


UMass Lowell is a nationally ranked research university with more than $65 million in funded research being conducted each year. Research happens on many levels of the campus—in all academic departments, through 14 research and engagement centers and institutes, scores of laboratories, by graduate and undergraduate students and with corporate sponsorship.

Researchers have projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute on Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), Department of Defense, Department of Education, and many other federal and state granting agencies. 

Research & Learning

UMass Lowell has a distinctive focus on learning through experience, which means that undergraduate and graduate students will work alongside our world-renown faculty, alumni and professionals who will provide students with an education that's relevant to today's marketplace.

Experiential learning opportunities through research including internships, co-ops and student employment, ensure that our students will learn valuable skills and use state-of-the-art technology to be work ready, life ready and world ready.

And, at UMass Lowell, students take part in research that matters to communities close to home and across the globe. From improving cancer therapy to implementing climate change initiatives, our students participate in cutting-edge research projects, with the objective of benefitting society.

Research at UMass Lowell is learning with purpose.