UNH Research Areas

UNH Research Areas

UNH research has had a notably positive impact on the community across a broad range of research areas, due to the efforts of faculty, students, and staff working in the colleges and focused research centers and institutes.

To learn more, explore each of the areas below, or take a look at UNH Research, a digest of UNH research that made the news.


Agriculture & Biosciences


Agriculture & Biosciences
Agriculture and biosciences research at UNH encompasses the study of living things from the large scale of farms, forests, lakes and fields to the microscopic scale of the processes in cells that make life possible. Much of it focuses on focuses on the unique needs and characteristics of New Hampshire.

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Humanities & the Arts
Research in the humanities asks the large questions about culture, literature, philosophy, and language to help illuminate the human experience. UNH artists push aesthetic boundaries as they explore the human condition, while arts historians further our understanding of the role of arts and artists across the span of human history.

Business & Technology

Business & Technology
Business and technology research at UNH is varied and broad-based, and includes the decision sciences, resource management, tourism, and the development, evaluation and application of information and medical technologies.

Marine & Ocean Sciences

Marine & Ocean Sciences
UNH research in marine and ocean sciences explores the biological and physical aspects of the world’s seas. It includes developing new tools to extend our ability to visualize, measure and predict ocean characteristics and events and investigating how to use the ocean’s resources for energy and food production responsibly.

Engineering & Physical Sciences

Engineering & Physical Sciences
Research at UNH in engineering and the physical sciences explores phenomena from the almost imperceptible subatomic and ‘nano’ scales to the global scale and beyond. It is a quest for a deeper understanding of the complexities of our built and natural worlds.

Space

Space Science
UNH has been involved with instrument design and data analysis for NASA space missions spanning 60 years. UNH research in space spans all of the space sciences with studies ranging from the ionosphere to the Earth's magnetosphere, the local solar system, and out to the farthest reaches of the universe.

Health, Behavioral, & Social Sciences

Health, Behavioral & Social Sciences
Research in health, behavioral, and social sciences at UNH focuses on exploring the human condition - physical, psychological, and social - as individuals, as families, and as communities. It includes research to help people live full, healthy lives and to improve education, inclusiveness, and social justice. It explores humanity from the cellular level to the global, from the ancient to the modern.

Sustainability & the Environment

Sustainability & the Environment
UNH research in sustainability and the environment seeks to understand the interconnected processes of the Earth and the nature of human interactions with them. It uses many approaches, involving  researchers from the biological and physical sciences, engineering, the social sciences, humanities, and health and human services. Its utimate goal: protecting and sustaining the Earth and its inhabitants.

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