Student research opportunities at UMass prepare students for success in their careers by providing them with the type of hands-on experience that employers demand.
The Real Value of Research
At the University of Massachusetts, research, teaching and service are tightly connected. A high-level of faculty research informs and stimulates teaching, ensuring students have access to the newest frontiers of knowledge in the classroom. Wide-ranging faculty research and professional activity brings exciting educational and professional opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students alike.
Research collaborations with industry provide opportunities for internships for students that often prove excellent stepping-stones to attractive employment upon graduation. Working with faculty on research projects also stimulates students’ imaginations and cultivates the critical skills needed to solve tomorrow’s challenges.
That emphasis on research is one of the reasons that UMass students across our campuses have been selected for prestigious fellowships like Truman, Marshall, Goldwater and Gates, and why UMass Amherst has been recognized as one of the top producers of student Fulbright recipients.