As New Jersey’s premier public research university, Rutgers creates new knowledge, fueling economic progress, improving lives, and enriching our humanity. Autism. The ocean floor. Walt Whitman. Islamic art. DNA. Airport security. Supply chain management. Transportation safety. We explore it all, bound only by the reach of human imagination.
When one thinks of our nation’s most ambitious goals for turning research into ideas, products, and practices that take us all to new heights, one thinks of America’s great research universities. Rutgers is one of these greats. Rutgers is the only public university in New Jersey in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group comprising North America’s 62 leading research universities. Rutgers and Princeton are New Jersey’s only AAU members. Graduate and undergraduate students at Rutgers join in the pursuit of meaningful, original research, guided by faculty for whom discovery is a lifelong passion.