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About Research at Mason

From astronomers using radio telescopes to inventory other galaxies to molecular biologists delving into the mysteries of human cellular life, research is thriving at Mason. A Level 2 Carnegie Classified research institution, Mason is ranked at 170 in the country among more than 600 universities nationwide. Last year, Mason was awarded $90 million in sponsored research and will soon surpass $100 million annually.

Research News

Author Finds Organizations Still Run Like 19th-Century Factories

January 12, 2012

Public Policy professor Mark Addleson explains that work has changed but management practices have not.


Index Ranks U.S. Tops Among Entrepreneurial Nations

January 4, 2012

The United States is the best country in the world to start a business, according to an index that is produced in part at Mason.


Mason Policy Team Advises on Virginia Health Reform

January 4, 2012

Researchers in the College of Health and Human Services provided key input to a state advisory council.


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Science and Society

Photo of Allison MacfarlaneAllison Macfarlane

Geologist Allison Macfarlane, a leading technical expert on nuclear waste disposal, recently sat on a National Research Council committee evaluating the Department of Energy's nuclear power research and development programs.

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