Our mission at the College & University Research Collaborative is to:

→ increase the use of non-partisan academic research in policymaking
→ provide an evidence-based foundation for government decision making in RI

The Collaborative has developed a Resource Network of experts from Rhode Island’s 11 colleges and universities, creating a public/private partnership that moves research into action.


The Collaborative is pleased to announce that we have funded 12 new research projects in the areas of Workforce, Manufacturing, Regional Competitiveness, and Infrastructure

Read more about these funded projects on our News & Updates page

FOCUS ON: Research – Manufacturing

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In their research project “Manufacturing Capabilities in Rhode Island and the Potential for University Partnerships“, researchers Richard Brown, Jim Brunnhoeffer, Dean Plowman, and Linda Riley provide a database of needs and plans from representative businesses engaged in a wide range of manufacturing in Rhode Island and examine the roles of higher education institutions in supporting the re-shoring of manufacturing in the state.

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The Collaborative
 offers multiple research opportunities for participation from our Resource Network members. Within each Collaborative research area, several levels of funded research projects will take place. By approaching the research areas posed by policy leaders in multiple ways, the Collaborative is able to provide a holistic view of the topic area along with in-depth data and evidence with specific implications for Rhode Island.

To see the research areas for our 2014/2015 Research Cycle, please visit our News & Updates page.

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