Where Excellence Is Earned

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

Rutgers' BEAST Is a Game Changer for Structural Tests

When a bridge is compromised, the transit impact and repair costs are substantial. The Rutgers Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing facility (BEAST) is the world’s only laboratory that gathers critical data on how extreme weather and heavy traffic weaken a bridge’s structural integrity—creating, in just one year, a decade’s worth of real-world wear and tear. Armed with this data, transportation departments can make better informed bridge management decisions, saving billions in infrastructure costs and keeping traffic flowing.

Rutgers Fosters Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is a critical component of education and a path toward appreciating our differences, restoring civil discourse, and serving the common good. Rutgers Scarlet Service provides Rutgers undergraduates from all campuses paid internships at government offices and public service-orientated nonprofits. 

Students gain hands-on experience addressing important issues while developing a better understanding of themselves and building relationships with others. The program began in 2022 with 100 students interning in and around the state of New Jersey and has grown in 2023 to include a cohort in Washington, D.C.

Preparing Tomorrow's Changemakers

Rutgers is redefining honors education. Recognized as a national model, the Rutgers Honors Living-Learning Community selects students who have not only achieved academic excellence but are also committed to creating a more just and equitable society. Addressing real problems in the local community, our scholars envision and implement actual solutions—making a difference right away. Through a curriculum designed to have an impact today, Rutgers HLLC scholars leave prepared to change tomorrow.

Rutgers Names New Dean of School of Health Professions

Jeffrey DiGiovanni, a communications sciences and disorders scholar with extensive higher education experience, has been named dean of the School of Health Professions (SHP) for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS).

He comes to Rutgers having served as the acting associate dean of research for the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. He also was a professor and chair of the college’s Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders.

Jeffery DiGiovanni

Great Things to Know about Rutgers

Great Things spotlights what makes Rutgers a distinctive and highly respected institution. Take a look at Great Things for facts, figures, videos, and stories that convey Rutgers' reach and impact. Featured are some of the standout Rutgers people in our beloved community who contribute to the common good as they strive to improve the world in the ways that matter most.

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