Student Research Opportunities at UNE

As a student at the University of New England, you'll enjoy a wide range of opportunities to participate in research. Working alone or in a group of peers, you'll engage with faculty at the forefront of their disciplines in the pursuit of new knowledge. 


Caroly Curley (Biochemistry, ’23)
UNE student Carolyn Curley awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Photo of four students and faculty member standing in front of a poster they presented at a conference in New York City
Psychology and Neuroscience students present research at Eastern Psychological Association Conference in New York
Photo of chestnut tree orchard
Students become integral part of American chestnut tree restoration project

Watch Student Research in Action

Clinical Simulation Lab for Health Professions Students

Archaeology Dig on Biddeford Campus

Diverse Opportunities


Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to pursue research projects; in fact, 41% of UNE undergraduates engage in research before graduating. Recent projects include analysis of the rainbow smelt population to study why it is on the decline, the impact of new technology on reading comprehension, and quantifying bacteria growing on sugar kelp. This work is highlighted through the annual Fall Research Symposium, an event developed and organized by student researchers.

At the graduate level, students are part of a community that includes future pharmacists, doctors of osteopathic medicine, dentists, and physical therapists. Interprofessional opportunities allow students from these diverse professions to learn together in labs and clinical simulations, including UNE's state-of-the-art hospital simulation lab.


Office of Research

In addition to encouraging student participation in research, the University of New England is committed to supporting the research activities of our faculty. From 2006 to 2014, external funding for UNE research and scholarship has grown by more than 200%. Our Centers of Excellence serve as hubs for exciting and innovative work in the humanities, marine sciences, public health and health care, neuroscience and sensory function, and more. The Office of Research provides tools and support for research and scholarly activities. 


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