Becoming a state research university
Expect more research at Rowan University: research that partners student-faculty teams with outside businesses to help address their R&D needs, research that focuses on solving real-world problems, research that leads from the lab to the Patent and Trademark Office to the commercialization of products that make a difference in technology, in engineering, in health care and in so much more.
The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, effective July 1, 2013, is helping to spur that research, as it makes Rowan University only the second state public comprehensive research university in New Jersey.
Rowan is poised to make the most of this latest opportunity, committed to raising its $24 million in funded research (including the School of Osteopathic Medicine) to $100 million within 10 years.
The new research university status also will:
- Enable Rowan to offer more master's and doctoral programs in high-demand fields, especially in health, science, engineering and business disciplines
- Make the University more attractive to major funders, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense
- Increase opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience that makes them more desirable in the workforce
- Contribute to the creation of new jobs and new businesses in South Jersey as research spins off into start-up companies