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Research at Clemson

At Clemson, you’ll find faculty, students and staff collaborating – with each other, with peers at other universities, with funding agencies and with industry partners – in pursuit of bold ideas and innovative answers.

Our collective diligence and determination help distinguish Clemson as an R1 Carnegie research university.

To build our international research reputation, we are building a world-class research environment, promoting a culture of discovery and excellence, increasing research activity and focusing on Clemson's innovation clusters, identified in ClemsonForward, Clemson’s strategic plan.

Innovation Clusters

Clemson's innovation clusters represent longstanding areas of strength as well as new opportunities to build a national research reputation.

  • Advanced Materials
  • Cyberinfrastructure and Big Data Science
  • Energy, Transportation and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Health Innovation
  • Human Resilience
  • Sustainable Environment

By the Numbers

Sponsored research expenditures topped $104 million in fiscal year 2019, a $10.3 million increase compared with fiscal year 2018.

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