Working with the private and public sectors, Rutgers grows the economy and helps keep government efficient, responsive, and well informed. Explore these resources for business and industry and for municipal, state, and national government.
Information for Business & Government
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Workforce Preparation, Workforce Trends
Rutgers’ most essential service is providing the well-educated workforce New Jersey and the nation need to stay ahead.
Undergraduate and Graduate Education
More than 41,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at Rutgers–New Brunswick, studying everything from nanotechnology and pharmaceutics to writing and statistics.
From customized courses offered at your place of business to prep courses for professional licensure to certificate and degree programs offered at the New Brunswick Campus, online, and at satellite sites, continuing studies programs give your employees—and your organization—the competitive advantage.
Connect with Rutgers–New Brunswick Career Services to find ready-to-hit-the-ground-running students and alumni who can fill essential roles in your organization. Meet candidates face-to-face at our job events; post your internship, co-op, or job opening with our CareerKnight service; or peruse our résumé database.
Workforce Development and Trends
Research-driven data can help business and industry anticipate and plan for the future. The labor and workforce schools, centers, and institutes listed below provide business and industry with empirically based studies of workforce, labor, and management trends and issues.
Top-Notch Researchers, Centers, and Reports
Our faculty, staff, and student expertise makes Rutgers a one-stop shop for nearly any potential research sponsor.
Optimize your company’s R&D when you tap our top-notch people and New Jersey’s most extensive network of specialized research laboratories and facilities. Take advantage of effective basic and applied research and consulting services, low transaction costs, and rapid turnaround. Get started with these resources.
Center and Laboratory Industrial Memberships
Companies with advisory, member, or sponsor relationships with our research centers benefit from a shared pool of data, access to specialized R&D equipment and labs at competitive rates, visiting scientist options, and collaboration with faculty and student experts. Here is a sampling of Rutgers centers with such relationships.
Rutgers Technology You Can Take to Market
Rutgers is an economic engine, creating exciting inventions that the private sector can license and market to improve life in many areas. Established firms and startups alike partner with Rutgers to build new businesses. Explore technologies in biomedicine, IT, engineering, and agriculture that Rutgers has available for technology transfer.
A Go-To Resource for Objective Economic Analysis
Rutgers–New Brunswick produces New Jersey’s most highly regarded objective research reports on the state of the regional and national economy—vital information for business and industry decision makers.
Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Green Business
The Rutgers-based New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) has information, research, workshops, and experts to keep agricultural and marine businesses on top economically and attuned environmentally.
NJAES Centers, Institutes, and Off-Campus Stations
From the Center for Turfgrass Science’s nationally renowned development of commercial grasses to the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory’s concentration on shellfish species that are commercially important to New Jersey, NJAES centers, institutes, and off-campus stations help businesses make decisions based on objective data, sound science, and environmental sensitivity.
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Services
Rutgers Business School/School of Management and Labor Relations
Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick (RBS) and the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) each offers a full range of academic, research, business consulting, and community outreach services.
Business and Management Centers
Since 1980, the Eagleton Institute has brought distinguished politicians to Rutgers through the Clifford P. Case Professorship of Public Affairs. Recent Case Professors include:
- Thomas H. Kean (2005)
- Paul S. Sarbanes (2008)
- Chuck Hagel (2010)
- Olympia Snowe (2013)
Resources for Government
Eagleton Institute of Politics
Housed in Wood Lawn, a gracious 1830s mansion, the Eagleton Institute of Politics was established in 1956 with a bequest from Florence Peshine Eagleton, a suffragist and founder of New Jersey’s League of Women Voters. The institute and its centers conduct research, educate students, and inform policymakers and the public on New Jersey politics, women in politics, youth in politics, polls/surveys, immigration, governors, ethics, climate change, and other issues.
Edward J. Boustein School of Planning and Public Policy
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy provides education, research, and community outreach in many areas where the public- and private-sectors intersect. Faculty have expertise in land use, political processes, public health, employment and social policy, human services, transportation policy and planning, housing and real estate, urban redevelopment, and regional development and planning.
Help for Local and State Governments
The Center for Government Services provides research, continuing education, and technical assistance to elected and appointed officials at the local, county, and statewide levels. More than 900 continuing education courses and seminars are offered annually, with yearly enrollments of more than 16,000 participants. Topics include tax assessment, code enforcement, lead abatement, educational facility management, public purchasing, public safety, and others. Working closely with the Center for Government Services is the Center for Executive Leadership in Government, which is dedicated to strengthening the leadership capacity of individuals who are responsible for delivering public and nonprofit programs.
Research for Policy Leaders
These centers and programs in specific areas help government and policymakers make sound decisions.
University Inn and Conference Center
Rutgers and non-Rutgers groups can book meetings of all kinds at the University Inn and Conference Center, a retreat-style facility. Nestled on 21 beautiful wooded acres on the Douglass Campus, the center offers the ideal setting for training seminars, overnight staff retreats, or meetings.
Library and Information Resources
Businesses can access databases, reference books, and internet resources at the Rutgers University libraries business gateway.
- The Alexander Library has strong United States, foreign, and international documents collections.
- Health Sciences Libraries database includes a comprehensive listing of journal articles.
- The School of Management and Labor Relations Carey Library focuses on industrial relations.