Facilities, Resources, and Research Centers

Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
blue-spotted lizard
Research farms and greenhouses offer outstanding opportunities for hands-on teaching and experiential learning about sustainable agriculture by graduate and undergraduate students within UNH academic programs, and formal and informal outreach and engagement with stakeholders of our state and region. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, Thompson School of Applied Science
NHVDL Building
The NHVDL assists the NH Commissioner of Agriculture and State Veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. We contribute to the academic, research and outreach missions of the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture Learn More
Biological Sciences
lake
The New Hampshire Water Resource Research Center (WRRC), located on the campus of the University of New Hampshire, is an institute which serves as a focal point for research and information on water issues in the state and region. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, Thompson School of Applied Science
cows grazing
The Organic Dairy Research Farm is operated by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and represents the first of its kind at a land-grant university. It is intended to help the University of New Hampshire explore opportunities for regional dairy producers through research. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Thompson School of Applied Science
PAWS lab work
The Thompson school veterinary technology program offers low-cost veterinary care to qualifying pet owners during the academic year. We serve residents of the Somersworth and Dover Housing Authorities and other qualifying low-income pet owners. The on-campus veterinary clinic is managed and operated by students under the supervision of licensed veterinary professionals. Learn More
Biological Sciences
boat
The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering has extensive facilities and support units that serve its marine education, research and outreach programs. Learn More
Biological Sciences
Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML)
Summer teaching and research facilities operated jointly by UNH and Cornell University support intense, hands-on college credit courses and internships ranging from field marine biology to underwater research, forensics, and marine vertebrates. Learn More
Biological Sciences
Agapostemon Bee
With almost 700,000 specimens and growing, the UNHC is the largest arthropod depository and research collection in northern New England. Over 12,000 species are represented from different regions of New England, featuring many specimens collected from the White Mountains. The UNHC is part of the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and is dedicated to preserving the rich historical information encompassed by the collection and committed to acquiring new specimens and resources useful to the UNH Department of Biological Sciences and greater scientific community. Learn More
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
dirt pile
The UNH Composting Facility is a collaborative effort among several UNH partners. It was initiated in the early 2000's as a partnership of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Office of Sustainability (within COLSA at that time), NH Agricultural Experiment Station and UNH Dining Services. It has undergone upgrades and expansion to provide an efficient operation supporting the effective management and utilization of nutrients and enhancement of soil health. It provides opportunities for teaching, research and outreach on sustainable reuse of farm and food wastes, and is thereby consistent with COLSA/NHAES's regional and national leadership in sustainable agriculture and food systems, and our network of partnerships to maximize impacts and benefits to our stakeholders. Learn More
Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
UNH Sawmill
Forest Technology students have access to UNH's extensive 3,800 acres of woodlands where they will study and learn about forest habitats, sustainable management techniques and more. Students will also spend time in the new UNH Sawmill where they will mill lumber from logs sustainably harvested from UNH land. The sawmill features a state-of-the-art thin-kerf bandsaw with remarkably low energy inputs. Field trips to local experts will also broaden student knowledge. Learn More