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Research and Education

Education and research—the creation of new knowledge—is at the heart of everything we do. For more than 150 years, the University of Rochester has shaped fields as diverse as geology, medical education, economics, political theory, and human behavior. Innovation in undergraduate, graduate, and professional school education is a hallmark of Rochester, and it transforms the way we learn, discover, heal, and create—from a groundbreaking program in optics to revolutionizing the way we teach music to the pioneering Rochester Curriculum.

Our students, scholars, and researchers take on the world’s greatest challenges, making us a university of global consequence.
  • 55
    research centers and institutes
  • 2.5 million
    printed volumes in the River Campus Libraries, along with vast digital resources.
  • $1.76 billion
    in research funding over the past five years

The strength of the University’s programs and comparatively small size facilitate a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary research environment that places it among the nation’s top research universities. Rochester is big enough to have impact and small enough to be an agile, creative environment where its people can experiment and take risks.

Our students, scholars, and researchers take on the world’s greatest challenges, making us a university of global consequence.

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