Research at Kean
Kean is proud to be New Jersey's urban research university. Our faculty and students conduct research that fuels innovative solutions to issues in urban communities. Learn more about how Kean’s interdisciplinary research is changing our world.
Institutes & Centers
Learn more about the work taking place across Kean’s centers and institutes, including at the John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research.
Find out how the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs assists Kean researchers with developing proposals, applying for grants and obtaining funding.
Mark your calendar for Kean’s research events, including Research Days, which highlights faculty-student research and interdisciplinary collaboration.
I am getting experience in research as an undergraduate so I can become a better candidate for medical school. I want to continue doing research and help develop cures for many types of diseases.
Faculty Spotlight on Brenna Levine, Ph.D.
We are graduating strong female scientists, many of them women of color, who will climb higher and make a difference.
$4 Million in Federal Funding for Research
Kean received more than $4 million for a series of new initiatives tied to its designation as an urban research university under the federal spending bill signed into law by President Joe Biden.
First Urban Research University in New Jersey
Gov. Murphy signed legislation making Kean the first designated urban research institution in the Garden State.
Path to R2 Carnegie Designation
Kean is on a path to receiving the R2 designation for high research activity from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Bringing Discoveries to the Marketplace
Kean’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) has expanded to boost researchers’ efforts to move their discoveries into the marketplace where they can benefit the public.