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Exploring Excellence at Rutgers

Standing among the nation's leading research universities, Rutgers is acclaimed for the achievements of our people and for their contributions to society in the pursuit of education, research, and health care—for the greater good.

Rutgers' Latest Innovation in the Fight against COVID-19

Rapid Diagnostic Test for Virus Variants

What’s different about the Rutgers COVID-19 variant test? It cuts from days to hours the time it takes to obtain results. Rutgers shared this latest innovation on an open-source basis to serve the greater good, enabling swift, responsive test modifications as new variants emerge, with more than 1,000 downloads to date.

The new rapid test is easy to set up and can be adapted for labs that use varying types of equipment and methods. The open-source test is free to use as described or modify as needed.

“This rapid test was developed and tested over a few weeks in a crash program to respond to a serious public health need,” said David Alland, director of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) Public Health Research Institute and professor and chief of infectious disease at NJMS. “Despite our hurry to get the test completed, it performed extremely well. We hope that this test will help in the control of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.”

Pictured: David Alland

Portrait of David Alland

Finding Solutions to End the Pandemic

Rutgers is making game-changing contributions in the fight against COVID-19.

Phase 3
Clinical trial site for leading COVID-19 vaccines
1st
Saliva diagnostic test for COVID-19 was developed at Rutgers
$5 Million
NIH grant to expand COVID-19 testing for New Jersey’s underserved

Rutgers Tops the Rankings

A top-25 national public university, Rutgers is an academic and research powerhouse. Rutgers' main locations are in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is an academic health leader.

#1
Best African American History graduate program

U.S. News & World Report

#1
Best Women's History graduate program

U.S. News & World Report

#2
Philosophy program is one of best in the world  

QS World University Rankings by Subject

#4
Nationally ranked for Food Science and Technology

Academic Ranking of World Universities

New Jersey’s Preeminent Public Institution of Higher Education

Top 15
Urban Planning and Policy programs

U.S. News & World Report

Top 20
Nursing master's and doctoral programs

U.S. News & World Report

Top 25
Graduate Pharmacy program

U.S. News & World Report

New AAAS Fellows

Four Rutgers professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor awarded by their association peers.

AAAS fellows pursue scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Read more about these distinguished faculty

Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and interim director of Rutgers’ Waksman Institute of Microbiology.

Inaugural chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the executive vice president for Health Affairs at Rutgers University.

Adjunct professor at Rutgers’ Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute.

Professor in the management science and information systems department at Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick. 

Research Excellence

Breakthroughs in knowledge—technology, the humanities, or health care—are the essence of a top research university. At Rutgers, we have a strong track record of discovery—from finding a cure for tuberculosis to developing eco-friendly building materials, just to name a few.

$750.8 Million
Research grants and sponsored programs
 

2019 data

Top 100
World’s most innovative universities

Reuters (2019)

1,300+
Active issued worldwide patents
 

2019 data

A Leader in Health Care

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences conducts research, trains health professionals, and provides patient care through our Rutgers Health practice, New Jersey's sole academic health care provider organization.

2.1+ Million
Annual patient visits to Rutgers Health practices 
470+
Clinical trials in process
1,300+
Clinical providers working to advance top-quality health care

Rutgers Experts in Demand

Every day, Rutgers faculty, students, and staff appear in global, national, and regional news outlets. Last year, 624,416 news stories cited Rutgers.