Research

Research
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Research at the University of New Hampshire, a Carnegie Classification R1 university, seeks to understand and improve the world around us, with high-impact results that transform lives, solve global challenges and drive economic growth. Our research excellence reaches from the depths of our oceans to the edge of our solar system and the Earth and environment in which we all thrive. UNH’s research portfolio includes partnerships with NOAA, NASA, NSF and NIH, bringing in $210 million in competitive external funding in FY23.


Recent Research


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Helping Historic Flooding

Helping Historic Flooding

Sensor technology protects Strawbery Banke Museum from rising seas.

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Eclipse Expertise

Eclipse Expertise

UNH space scientists share tips for watching the April 8 solar eclipse.

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2023 SPARK

2023 SPARK

UNH's annual review of research.

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Center of Excellence

Center of Excellence

NOAA expands ocean mapping partnership.

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Get the Facts

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Top Tier

CARNEGIE CLASSIFICATION R1
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Top 3

UNIVERSITIES IN SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS
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Ranked 2nd

IN NORTH AMERICA FOR ECOLOGY RESEARCH
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20+

NASA?SATELLITES?WITH UNH INSTRUMENTS
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2,000+

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS IN 2019

Fields of Research


  • Vulnerable Populations Research

    Vulnerable Populations

    People with disabilities, victims of sexual assault and crimes against children, and rural populations are among those who benefit from new knowledge created at UNH.

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  • Earth Research

    Earth & Environment

    Ranked among the top universities in publication impact in geoscience and forestry, UNH research helps us understand and protect our environment.

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  • Ocean Research

    Oceans

    With expertise in ocean mapping, estuarine science and ocean engineering, the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering is among the top in the nation.

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  • Climate Change Research

    Climate Change

    From the Arctic Circle to our New Hampshire backyards, UNH research is helping understand, mitigate and adapt to a new climate future.

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  • Space Research

    Space

    UNH is a leader in understanding and exploring space, from the Earth's magnetosphere to the local solar system and out to the farthest reaches of the universe.

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Global Research


  • Antarctica

    Physics professor Fabian Kislat went to the extreme reaches of the planet to study the most extreme phenomena in space.

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  • Sweden

    UNH research finds Northern lakes are major contributors of greenhouse gases.

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  • Greenland

    UNH research scientist shares his expedition to the Petermann Glacier of northwest Greenland.

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  • Costa Rica

    UNH seniors design affordable, sustainable aquaponic system.

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  • UNH professor Jeannie Sowers

    Political scientist Jeannie Sowers researches the human cost of infrastructure attacks in Gaza and West Bank.

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  • colorful map of Michigan

    Interdisciplinary research sheds new light on Michigan's mysterious monuments.

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  • New Zealand Giant Weta

    New research uncovers how the New Zealand giant weta communicates.

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Institutes & Centers


More than 50 centers and institutes leverage UNH’s research strengths to make major contributions, from launching satellites to preventing campus sexual assault.

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, & Space

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, & Space

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, & Space

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Institute on Disability

Institute on Disability

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Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping

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Faculty News


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Research Snapshots

Research Snapshots

Virtual postcards from UNH researchers

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Grants and Contracts News

Grants and Contracts News

Recent funding for research and scholarship

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Excellence

Recognizing the many faculty who have received honors and awards.

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