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Our Research Focus

As a research university, we seek to solve society’s most pressing problems, while educating and engaging the next generation of researchers.

Math Professor Jackie Dresch is photographed in a lab on the campus of Clark University on January 27, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey for Clark University

Faculty Research

The effects of climate change, from sub-Saharan Africa to the Arctic. The biochemical roots of cancer. Our faculty focus on the world’s most complex and thorny issues.

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Student Research

Undergraduate Research

Through capstone projects and fellowships, undergraduate students collaborate closely with faculty to contribute to the greater body of knowledge.

Graduate Research

Clark values graduate student researchers, who enrich our close-knit community of scholars.

Our Stories

Project Onramp puts Clark students in the fast lane

Organization expands access to high-quality STEM internships

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Research in prestigious journal examines lizard movement

Biologist’s study of snakes and lizards sheds light on evolutionary process

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Clark student helps develop transition-to-college study

Special emphasis on the experience of immigrant students

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Research in prestigious journal examines lizard movement

Biologist’s study of snakes and lizards sheds light on evolutionary process

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Carr named to panel on climate-related security issues

IDCE director brings ethnographic expertise to roundtable

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Uncovering secrets of water, from Siberia to Massachusetts

Professor Karen Frey’s research method inspires Abby Beilman ’23

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Clark students partner with Wildlife Conservation Society

Decade of collaboration serves animal protection efforts worldwide

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Marsh Institute leads water research with $2.4M in grants

Projects in Virginia, Oklahoma examine water conservation, quality

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Sussman awards support grad students' environmental research

Geography doctoral students receive dissertation writing fellowships

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Project Onramp puts Clark students in the fast lane

Organization expands access to high-quality STEM internships

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Clark student helps develop transition-to-college study

Special emphasis on the experience of immigrant students

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Uncovering secrets of water, from Siberia to Massachusetts

Professor Karen Frey’s research method inspires Abby Beilman ’23

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Community Research Partners

Clark researchers listen to and work closely with community members, schools, nonprofits, and health programs, often involving students in ongoing projects.

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