NH Impact

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We’re passionate about creating great opportunities all across our rugged, resourceful state. UNH is driving the economy and strengthening our first-in-the-nation quality of life in every corner of New Hampshire.

Defining Our State Impact

UNH creates a significant positive impact on New Hampshire and generates lasting returns for students and society. An independent analysis found that UNH — its students, visitors, volunteers, business development and research activities — add $1.5 billion in income to the New Hampshire economy.

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Engineering tech lab will shorten the learning curve for the state's high skilled workforce.

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Teacher training program helps “promote the rural economy and draw people to stay and work in New Hampshire.”

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Supporting Quality of Life

UNH protects the rural landscapes, traditions and natural resources that define New Hampshire's beauty, character and quality of life. We support local farms and fisheries, educate and assist community leaders and help families to stay healthy and enjoy one of the most livable states in the nation.

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One student's "first-in-the-nation" effort helps Dover to understand and address the city's carbon and nitrogen footprint.

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UNH, state and counties reaffirm partnership to continue bringing cutting-edge research, trusted information and helpful advice to Granite State communities.

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New research shows how visitors use and enjoy iconic White Mountain trails and provides insights on how to preserve and protect the park.

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We’re passionate about creating opportunities across our rugged, resourceful state.

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Training Our Workforce

93% of recent graduates are working, volunteering or pursuing further education in their communities.

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Launching New Ventures

UNH connects entrepreneurs and business owners with our students, experts and labs, assisting more than 5,000 New Hampshire firms each year.

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Research Driving Solutions

Over $100 million in research funding helps UNH faculty and students find solutions to real world challenges.

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Building The Economy

UNH's students, visitors, volunteers, business development and research activities add $1.5 billion in income to the state's economy.

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Protecting Our Landscape

UNH Extension monitors the water quality in over 100 New Hampshire lakes, and helps to improve more than 85,000 acres every year.

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Proud Home To Alumni

67,000 UNH Wildcats live and work in the Granite State.

State Impact Stories

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    Tilton, NH
    First Impressions

    UNH program assists residents, business owners and local officials understand and act on downtown Tilton's assets and opportunities for growth.

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  • A woman farmer is standing and smiling behind her display of sunflowers
    Lee, NH
    Ahead of the Class

    Pinewoods Yankee Farm began with a UNH connection, and continues to thrive thanks to continuing education.

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  • People hiking along mountain ridge
    White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln, NH 03251
    White Mountain National Forest
    Seeing the Hikers for the Trees

    A UNH student studied how visitors use and enjoy the White Mountains, allowing park managers to better protect and improve the experience for all.

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  • Manchester Aerial
    88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101
    Tissue, Organ Research Institute Coming to Manchester

    UNH is playing a leading role in a major national public-private institute that will create an industry to regenerate human tissue and organs.

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  • Pete Ferraro works alongside other volunteers tending to dunes in Hampton
    Hampton Beach, NH
    An Un-Common Garden

    The UNH Coastal Habitat Restoration Team works to restore the coast's sand dune ecosystem, creating an environmental and economic win.

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  • Portsmouth Living Bridge
    Portsmouth, NH
    Living Bridge Project

    Smart infrastructure upgrade monitors traffic, environment impact and more on Portsmouth's living bridge.

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  • Medium-distance photo of Branch Hill Farm in Milton. A red barn is located on the left; there is a field of grass in the foreground and trees in the background.
    Milton, NH
    Heirloom New Hampshire

    Fifty year partnership creates "an oasis of forests, fields, wildlife, recreation and clean water and air."

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  • Woman holding handful of blueberries
    Hopkinton, NH
    For the love of berries

    Cooperative Extension assists new homeowners preserve and grow a decades old small business.

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  • UNH computer engineering students Ethan Wamsley and Justin Paquette provide a demonstration of vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity tech
    Dover, NH
    Red light, Green Light

    UNH students and the City of Dover are paving the way for safer autonomous vehicles.

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  • Student builds windmill for stemfest
    Peterborough, NH
    Learning stems from doing

    Dozens of students head to the classroom on a Saturday for the region’s first ever STEMfest, a day of hands-on science education.

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