Facilities, Resources, and Research Centers

Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
The UNH Brewing Science Laboratory is both a fully equipped professional beverage manufacturing facility and one of the most advanced analytical beer chemistry labs in the state.

The laboratory, which was completed in the spring of 2018, supports UNH’s Brewing Science minor and provides beneficial beer testing services to New Hampshire brewers. Learn More
Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
The Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research, which is funded by a five-year, $10 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will accelerate the translation of basic biomedical and bioengineering research into actual innovative tools and treatments that improve human health. Learn More
Biological Sciences
College Woods is located on the west side of the main campus. It comprises approximately 250 acres of woods, streams, and small fields. College Woods is the oldest and most intensively used University property for education, research and recreation. It is not uncommon to see walkers, runners, and classes all in one brief stroll through the woods. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
All of UNH's equine facilities are conveniently located on the main campus, within a 10-minute walk of the campus center or they may be reached by campus shuttle bus service. Facilities include: Learn More
Equine
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station
This NHAES/COLSA facility is representative of a typical New England Dairy operation, thereby developing new knowledge and management expertise geared directly to many state and regional stakeholders. It houses about 90 milking-age cows and approximately 70 growing, replacement animals. Included in that number is the 20-cow, student-managed CREAM herd (CREAM is the acronym for Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management), with the remaining animals devoted primarily to research in the area of dairy nutrition and reproductive biology. Learn More
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New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station
The NHAES/COLSA Farm Services unit is responsible for the major activities by which forages are provided for the dairy and equine operations, and for sustainable manure management for these facilities. Corn silage, hay and/or haylage are produced on approximately 400 acres of university-owned land and approximately 90 acres of privately owned land that we lease. Learn More
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Biological Sciences
Since June 1996 the Albion Hodgdon Herbarium and the associated Sumner Pike Library have been housed in the Spaulding Life Sciences building of the Biological Sciences Complex. The herbarium comprises approximately 200,000 specimens (120,000 vascular plants, 80,000 marine algae, and 550 bryophytes and lichens). A space-saving compactor system for specimen storage allows for a significant increase in the size of the collection in the coming years. Learn More
Biological Sciences
The Hubbard Center for Genome Studies (HCGS) was established in 2001 to provide a focal point for genomic research at UNH. Led by Hubbard Professor of Genomics Kelley Thomas, HCGS is devoted to understanding the structure and function of genomes from across the spectrum of life, and has a particularly strong focus on marine and aquatic organisms. Research in the center takes a holistic approach to molecular biology and evolution by studying the complete genome and its protein expression patterns. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
A research facility primarily focused on horticultural and agronomic crops, wildlife management, and a part of the Great Bay oyster renovation effort. The farm is the site for the extensive cucurbit breeding program, the longest-running such program in North America, and emerging research on sustainable forage production, agricultural soils, and pollination services. The farm contributes forages for the dairy and equine programs. Daily operations are carried out by the Kingman Farm staff. Learn More
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Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
The facility provides highly controlled environments for a diversity of research projects, including ornamental and food crop breeding, sustainable ornamental plant nutrition and development, aquaculture, biological pest control, bioremediation, and plant genetic diversity as well as instructional activities. The greenhouse environments are monitored and precisely regulated through a computer-based control system that creates a sustainable growing environment through the conservation of heat, electricity, water and fertilizer, and increased plant resistance to insect pests and diseases. Learn More
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Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
There are two multi-use fields, Thompson Farm and Moore Field. Thompson Farm is a 205-acre farm consisting of forest, hayfields and tillable land used for forage and corn silage production. Moore Field includes about 90 acres of cropland plus adjacent woodlands, 1.5 miles from campus off highway 155A toward Lee. Its primary use is for research and feed production.
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Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
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
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
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
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station
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
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Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
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
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
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
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
Natural Resources and the Environment
Serving the UNH Community as a facility for Research, Education and Sustainable Lumber Production since 1968. All lumber is sustainably harvested from university land by Thompson School of Applied Science students in the Forest Technology program as part of their hands-on curriculum of study. Learn More
Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
The UNH Instrumentation Center offers easy access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for research and educational services. Learn More
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
The primary activities at the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm at UNH are research, teaching, and outreach on the production of horticultural and ornamental crops. Learn More
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