Research

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Research excellence at UNH reaches from the uncharted ocean depths to the edge of our solar system and the Earth we call home. Powered by more than $100 million in competitive external funding , UNH research produces high-impact results that transform lives, solve global challenges and drive economic growth through productive partnerships with communities and businesses.

Recent Research

Spark climate change magazine cover

Sparking Innovation

The latest issue of SPARK, UNH’s research magazine, highlights researchers’ efforts to understand, mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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  • Ocean Research
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    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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  • Space Research
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    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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  • Earth Research
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    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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  • Climate Change Research
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    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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  • Vulnerable Populations Research
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    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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Plasma Physics

Top 3

UNIVERSITIES IN SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS

 

 

Satellites

20+

NASA SATELLITES WITH UNH INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Funding

Top 20%

NATIONWIDE IN RESEARCH FUNDING

 

 

URC

1850

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS IN 2016

 

 

 

Global Impact

  • Ghana

    Engineering students deliver sustainable energy to Ghana school.

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  • Geologists in Wyoming

    Geologists drill for climate clues.

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  • Costa Rica

    UNH seniors design affordable, sustainable aquaponic system.

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  • Greenland

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

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  • Armstrong Basin

    Gulf of Mexico’s Armstrong Basin named for UNH-based hydrographer.

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  • Sweden

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

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  • Cuba

    UNH professors look at what lifting the embargo with Cuba might mean.

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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.

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Faculty Honors

Space Man Spence

EOS director Harlan Spence has been appointed to the Space Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

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