Through research, scholarship, and creative activity, the University of Southern Maine's faculty, staff, and students promote knowledge and creative solutions that benefit our economy, enhance our communities, and improve quality of life for all Maine citizens. Learn more about Research.

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A partnership between USM and Iceland Universities

The University of Southern Maine (USM) has developed partnerships with Reykjavik University and the University of Iceland for faculty/student exchanges.

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Funded Research

At USM, our experienced research faculty and staff take pride in our collaborative partnering with organizations and communities throughout the nation.


The goal of MEIF@USM is to strengthen USM’s research and workforce development capacities in strategic areas.
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USM - North Atlantic Region Strategic Framework

Over the past few years Maine has developed new and expanded trade, educational, and cultural relationships with several countries in the North Atlantic Region.

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Community Engagement

Research is a vital way for faculty and students to bridge academic scholarship and learning with helping communities create real world solutions.
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Faculty Scholarship & Creative Activity

Faculty at the University of Southern Maine are involved in significant scholarship and creative activity in many ways.
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Student Research

Students at USM have multiple opportunities to work closely with faculty and other students to go beyond the classroom to real world learning experiences.

Research Administration

Staff from the Office of the Research Director advance and encourage research at USM, serving as resource and support for research faculty, staff, and students.




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University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus between Masterton and Luther Bonney
Through October 28, 2016

Leadership, Exploration, and Survival: A Blueprint for Thriving in Our Changing World

5:00 PM, USM Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St., Portland