Research That Propels Change
As the Commonwealth’s flagship public research university, UMass Amherst is dedicated to educating the public, generating new knowledge, and applying discoveries to the betterment of society.
Our research is a major contributor to the Massachusetts economy through leadership in advanced materials and manufacturing, applied life and health sciences, data and computational science, the arts and creative economy, climate science and sustainability, and equity and inclusion.
BY THE NUMBERS
Top Public Universities
U.S. News & World Report
Top University Recipient of NSF funding in Massachusetts
After MIT and Harvard (FY20)
Just as COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of life, so too has it affected the direction of research in countless ways. Faculty members studying the pandemic from diverse perspectives share lessons learned and implications for the future.
UMass Amherst faculty are leaders in their fields, working side by side with students to conduct cutting-edge research addressing critical challenges facing the Commonwealth and the world.