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Collaborate. Discover. Explore without boundaries.

Inquiry, scholarship, collaboration and a passion to improve human lives are the building blocks of our DNA. That’s why Brandeis is one of just 65 members of the Association of American Universities, an organization of elite research institutions in North America.

Our world-renowned faculty bring their passion for teaching and mentoring into the university’s labs and research facilities, working side-by-side with students to cure disease, improve human health, build sustainable communities and solve myriad social problems. At Brandeis, you'll learn persistence, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking — and, of course, the joy of discovery.

Professor Michael Rosbash and students

Research that matters

Transformative discoveries and inventions are born every year at Brandeis.

Professor Eve Marder

Brandeis researchers in the news

Global finance. Genetic counseling. The intersection of arts and peace. Research at Brandeis is as varied as the interests and expertise of our faculty.

Students in the Justice Brandeis Semester program

Undergrads on the front lines

Brandeis undergraduates are learning on the front lines of many of today’s most pressing problems in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts. 

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Opportunities for graduate students

Students in Brandeis’ 40 master’s and 17 doctoral programs learn from and conduct research with many of the best and brightest scholars in their fields.