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Research and Creative Achievement

An R1 university producing public research for the public good

UMBC Research Overview

UMBC researchers are tackling some of today’s most challenging issues, from climate change to inequalities in health and education.

Office of Research & Creative Achievement

ORCA supports UMBC’s research and creative achievement community at all levels, including ensuring access to infrastructure and opportunities.

Research Partnerships

Long-term research collaborations with public, private, and academic partners extend our impact across Maryland and around the world.

Fast Facts

Established in 1966, UMBC is a fast-growing R1 university committed to public research for the public good.

GRIT-X Research Talks

Hear directly from UMBC faculty and alumni sharing their research and creative achievement through concise, thought-provoking, and engaging talks.

Faculty Experts

Looking for a research collaborator or UMBC faculty expert in a particular field? Use our search tool to find the right contact.

Inquiring Minds magazine cover showing "Public Research for Public Good"

Inquiring Minds

At UMBC, we are guided by our commitment to “Public Research for Public Good.” Our new publication, Inquiring Minds, shares a selection of recent innovative and impactful work by UMBC’s researchers and scholars.

Public Research for Public Good

Top 107

Public university in federal research support


Nationally in NASA funding


Federal funding for geosciences, atmospheric sciences, and ocean sciences


Federal funding for the social sciences


Federal support for computer and information sciences


Federal funding for physical sciences

R1 Doctoral University

UMBC’s Research 1 Carnegie Classification as a comprehensive doctoral institution places us among the top 146 research universities in the nation.

UMBC Faculty Experts

Looking for a research collaborator or an expert on a topic in the news? Search faculty profiles to find the right contact in any field.

UMBC is a jewel—nationally and internationally recognized for its innovative teaching and pathbreaking research.

Linda R. Gooden

USM Board of Regents Chair

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