The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development promotes excellence in research at Rutgers and assists in educating the next generation of scientists, teachers, and clinicians. Research is fundamental to the mission of Rutgers and enhances its education and service missions. Education, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, is delivered by faculty directly involved in the discovery of new knowledge. Rutgers' students and faculty bring their expertise to communities throughout New Jersey, the nation, and the world, reaching out to elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as to government, foundations, and the corporate community.
In addition to discovery-based research, Rutgers is increasingly involved in commercialization of research through the transfer of new technologies to industry, contributing to the economic development of New Jersey and the U.S. From the discovery of streptomycin-the cure for tuberculosis-to the technology behind Ask.com, Rutgers continues to make a tremendous impact in the commercial world.
In fiscal year 2012, more than $397.2 million of research at Rutgers was sponsored by the federal government, state government, corporations, and foundations, providing research experiences for undergraduates, support for graduate assistants and postdoctoral researchers, and bringing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to our campuses.— Kenneth J. Breslauer, Ph.D.
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