Research at Clark
Transforming knowledge and improving lives
Clark University research binds inspiration to experimentation, links analysis with discovery, and shapes action. The institution is committed to expanding the frontiers of knowledge while seeking the elusive answers to consequential questions — whether that’s accomplished through the lens of a microscope, pursued within the pages of ancient texts, or achieved through the kind of social immersion that discerns the behaviors shaping a community and a culture.
Our researchers contribute to an essential store of knowledge: serving the common good in the here and now, and providing the broad shoulders upon which will stand the scholars and scientists of tomorrow as they strive for their own breakthroughs.
Even when Clark researchers head down avenues rarely traveled, they do not walk alone. Their work is often girded by academic, community and organizational partnerships, allowing for a deeper understanding and a reach that extends beyond traditional parameters. Perspectives are meshed, disciplines spanned and boundaries crossed. This collaborative approach might be considered intensely original elsewhere, but here it is the norm. Nurtured by our departments and multidisciplinary centers and institutes, Clark research informs learning at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Our students are exposed to pioneering ideas and practices that drive their own searches for illumination in a range of fields. The result is a continuum of knowledge-creation connecting Clark to the wider world.