Binghamton is a research hub — a place that fosters intellectual curiosity, discovery and original thinking. We’ve earned the highest research ranking (R1), along with other elite colleges (Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education). The list includes 146 schools, among them Harvard and Princeton.

Work with faculty propelling research forward

Our faculty are top scholars — 93% of them hold the highest degree offered in their field — and they include a Nobel Prize winner, numerous Guggenheim and Fulbright scholars, National Science Foundation CAREER award winners and 90 distinguished professors. You’ll benefit from the opportunity to take part in these leaders’ innovative research, gaining outstanding preparation for careers in academia, public service and industry. These faculty not only offer their expertise, but also frequently become valued mentors and friends as graduate students progress through their degrees.

Learning Spaces

Our modern learning spaces serve students from all disciplines.

  • More than 30 specialized research centers and institutes — including the Institute for Justice and Well-Being, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Public Archaeology Facility and the Institute for Evolutionary Studies — unite University researchers across the disciplines.
  • Four libraries house over 5 million books, 81,000 journals, and multiple rare and special collections.
  • The Innovative Technology Complex features cutting-edge engineering and science laboratories.
  • The Innovative Simulation and Practice Center in Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences includes a high-tech "Sim Family" for sophisticated healthcare training.
  • The Zurack Trading Room gives School of Management students highly sought hands-on experience.
  • The University Art Museum features over 3,000 objects, as well as exhibitions and opportunities to engage with art.

Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence

Graduate students work alongside nationally known faculty experts, enhancing their classroom experiences with hands-on research, including work with the Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs), which explore critical social, scientific, technological, economic, cultural and policy issues aimed at developing solutions to today's complex and consequential problems.

The TAEs focus inquiry and innovation in five areas:

  • Citizenship, rights and cultural belonging
  • Health sciences
  • Material and visual worlds
  • Smart energy
  • Sustainable communities