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67 %

of federal funding is from the National Institutes of Health (FY23)


publications in 2023

200 +

companies developing and selling products based on BU discoveries

$ 645.6 M

total research awards in FY23


1 of 71 members of the Association of American Universities

Tarek Hassan, BU College of Arts & Sciences professor of economics

Do Immigrants and Immigration Help the Economy?

With immigration dominating politics and voter concerns, BU economist’s research shows immigration boosts local wages and that having neighbors of foreign descent can reduce prejudice

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Featured Researchers

Meet the brilliant minds behind our groundbreaking research.

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    Lucy Hutyra

    Professor, Earth & Environment
  • Image of Ji-Xin Cheng

    Ji-Xin Cheng

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Headshot of Jessica Simes

    Jessica Simes

    Assistant Professor, Sociology
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    James Uden

    Associate Professor, Classical Studies
  • Image of Malika Jeffries-EL

    Malika Jeffries-EL

    Associate Dean of the Graduate School of the Arts & Sciences, Chemistry
  • Headshot of Hank Fien

    Hank Fien

    Director, Wheelock Institute for the Science of Education
  • Xin Zhang Headshot

    Xin Zhang

    Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Steve Ramirez headshot

    Steve Ramirez

    Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Mark Grinstaff headshot

    Mark Grinstaff

    Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry
  • Emily Whiting Headshot

    Emily Whiting

    Associate Professor, Computer Science
Women carrying objects on their heads

How Do People Carry Such Heavy Loads on Their Heads?

BU mechanical engineering student Sanika D. Barve is studying the fabric rings head carriers, mostly women in rural communities, use to distribute and balance weight

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