Skip to main content

Breadcrumb navigation:

Excellence in Teaching and Research

What does cancer detection, renewable energy, and international conflict resolution all have in common? BC faculty and students are solving these issues and more at the Heights.
Excellence in Teaching and Research

Boston College is rising as a leading research university while remaining grounded in the liberal arts tradition.

Light the World donors help forge this unique nexus.

Campaign benefactors currently help BC to attract and retain some of the nation’s leading faculty—experts who excel both in the classroom and the research lab. In addition to endowing professorships, donors are providing undergraduate and graduate research fellowships and funding specific investigations.

Thanks to thoughtful investments like these, BC students are joining with leading academic researchers to detect cancers earlier and treat them more effectively, to investigate renewable energy sources, and to bring the classical arts into modern day discussions.

Your support promotes rigorous inquiry—for the social good.

Shea Center

Igniting Innovation

The new Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship channels the vigor and heart of its namesake—a California businessman who funded hundreds of start-ups, including Adobe and Apple. Read more.

Culture of Collaboration

A Culture of Collaboration

From creating nanomaterials that could harvest solar energy to discovering new medicine delivery mechanisms—the future is taking shape at Boston College. Read more.


Investing in Success

The deanship at the Carroll School of Management was recently endowed. What does this mean for our students and faculty? Read more.


Redefining Academic Excellence

Professor Noah Snyder is an award-winning geologist, but to his students, he is best known as a trusted mentor.  Read more.

Boston College Alumni and Friends