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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

ClarkFEST celebrates student research with creative elements

Rebranded academic festival going hybrid for first time

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Professor creates computer access for users of all abilities

Virtual worlds enhance social connections, make everyday tasks manageable

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Peyton Dauley ’24 to present at art history symposium

Clark sophomore explores ‘defiant cubism’ of anti-war work

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Robert Tobin: Eurovision is more than just a song contest

Annual event defines boundaries of ‘the liberal West’

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Russian military atrocities in Syria presaged Ukraine

Listen to Ora Szekely on Clark’s ‘Challenge. Change.’ podcast

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The fraying of democracy is a global problem, professors say

Panelists emphasize the need for cohesion over polarization 

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Sussman awards support grad students' environmental research

Geography doctoral students receive dissertation writing fellowships

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Students win awards at AAG 2022 meeting

Projects analyze land change in U.S. and Brazil

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Alexander Petroff receives NSF CAREER Award

Research seeks to unlock the link between mobility and magnetics

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Clark senior follows passion for technology to LinkedIn job

Clark senior wants to see more women in STEM studies

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Clark breaks ground on MACD building

New building will be a hub for innovation, collaboration across disciplines

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ClarkFEST celebrates student research with creative elements

Rebranded academic festival going hybrid for first time

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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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