The University of Massachusetts Amherst–the Commonwealth’s flagship public research university–is one of the nation's top research universities as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding. Research and Engagement oversees the campus's research enterprise, working in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that benefit society and create opportunity for students, faculty, and the public. 

We support the university’s commitment to “Innovation and Impact” as outlined in the campus Strategic Plan. Campus research strengths align with national, state, and regional priorities in several key areas as outlined in Phase II and Phase III of the Strategic Plan: advanced materials and manufacturing; applied life sciences and health; big data and computational science; cognitive science; the arts and creative economy; energy, climate science, and sustainability; and equity and inclusion.

UMass Innovation InstituteUMass Innovation Institute expedites research partnerships with industry to move university discoveries and technologies forward into society. Learn more

Technology Transfer Office

Technology Transfer Office spurs the commercialization of university research for public benefit while protecting intellectual property and ensuring recognition for researchers and inventors. Learn more

UMass PressUniversity of Massachusetts Press is the book-publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts, producing and disseminating more than two million volumes to date that contribute to the university's role as a major research institution. Learn more