NJIT's strategic research plan, as a part of 2020 Vision, sets the overall goal of achieving prominence in research in key areas of high societal impact. The mission of the Office of Research is to promote the highest quality of creativity, research and innovation. To this end, our research enterprise focuses on basic, applied and translational research through four research clusters:
- Life Sciences and Engineering
- Sustainable Systems
- Data Science and Information Technology
- Transdisciplinary Areas
These clusters are comprised of multi-disciplinary centers of excellence that encourage partnerships among various disciplines, as well as with other educational institutions, private enterprises and government agencies. NJIT has more than 60 research institute, centers and specialized laboratories that reflect the strategic growth in the university’s research enterprise. Over the past three years alone, more than 25 new labs have been created; by 2020, we expect no fewer than 100.
At NJIT, we focus on the most innovative and productive synergy through developing research teams across disciplines to solve complex challenges that defy simple answers and niche know-how. With a strong focus on application based collaborative research in four clusters, NJIT research enterprise is addressing critical societal needs such as developing better technologies and systems for precision and preventive healthcare, intelligent transportation, effective community resilience, smart and secured communications, big data analytics, and sustainable resources and environment. The translation of academic research and development to the real world requires collaborations at all levels with partners in industry, government and business sectors.
NJIT is transforming the way that research is conducted to meet the challenges of this ever complex world in which we live.