Research and Innovation

Van Hoven Lab and Students

Pursuing Local and Global Solutions

Recognizing the impact San Jose State students and faculty members have on the campus community, the region and the world through their research, SJSU has made research a top priority. San Jose State's research endeavors play a critical role in preparing graduate and undergraduate students, who work side by side with faculty mentors. With $60 million in annual research, SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in terms of research spending. The university's students and faculty members apply their inherent creativity and diversity of thought and experience to a range research—from wildfire weather, Mexican philosophy and ultra compact dwarf galaxies to water delivery devices, high-performance computing and Silicon Valley culture. Some of our major programs include the Mineta Transportation Institute, Moss Landing Marine Labs and human factors research at NASA. 

Research Stories

Engaged Research Environment

Contributing to the Community

Office of Research

The Office of Research works with the campus to seek internal and external support for student and faculty researchers, who perform basic and applied research, public service and community projects, consulting and other activities. 

Research Foundation

SJSU Research Foundation

The SJSU Research Foundation serves the university by providing a robust research infrastructure, overseeing 410+ active grants and contracts. Setting up a new venture? Consider partnering with SJSU faculty members and students. 

TechEd Commendation

College of Graduate Studies

Created in January 2019, the College of Graduate Studies supports the development and vibrancy of premier quality graduate programs, and serves the scholarly and professional needs of graduate students at the university and into their careers.

Corporate and Foundation Partnerships


Collaborate with SJSU

San Jose State has strong partnerships with leading corporations and foundations in the region and beyond. These collaborations between higher education and industry are catalysts for innovation, creativity and a robust economy. SJSU welcomes the opportunity to speak or meet with corporations and foundations to explore potential collaborations and partnerships.

Explore Opportunities to Partner with SJSU

Artist rendering of the future Science Park.

Science Park

Currently under construction, SJSU's new Science Park will transform campus by providing an inviting, accessible location for breakthrough discovery and applied research—connecting science to all other disciplines.

Funding, Training and Support

Tools for Student and Faculty Researchers

San Jose State provides the tools researchers need to thrive. From identifying funding and proposal writing to managing an award, the Office of Research, SJSU Research Foundation, Center for Faculty Development and King Library support student and faculty researchers contributing to a range of fields.