Brown is a research university that regards the creation of knowledge as one of its fundamental missions. Our faculty and students work at the cutting edge of research in their fields and collaborate with colleagues across disciplines and around the world to address society’s biggest challenges.
The University has strengthened all aspects of its research infrastructure in the past decade. Among its many achievements are its investment in high-performance computing, the creation of a School of Engineering, the opening of the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and the opening of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Mathematics, the only mathematics research institute funded by the National Science Foundation in New England.
Brown has created centers and initiatives that bring traditional disciplines for collaboration and research in areas such as brain science, spatial structures in the social sciences, and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.
The Office of the Vice President for Research advances the research enterprise at Brown by supporting our faculty and students in all aspects of their research activities from the conception of new ideas through the dissemination of the knowledge they create.