The University is having international collaborations with the following Universities/ Laboratories/ Organizations of the world through its departments, schools and centres in diverse forms of research and academic development programmes:
  • FERMI LAB, USA & CRN (CRNS), France
  • Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Germany
  • Trieste, Italy
  • University of Liverpool
  • British Council & Manchester University
  • University of Yale, U.S.A.
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • University of Bochum, Germany
  • University of Munster, Germany
  • University of Arizona, USA
  • Hiroshima University and Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Research Institute for Chemical and Process Engineering, Hungary
  • University of McGill, Canada
  • University of Goteberg, Sweden
  • University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • University of Manchester, U.K.
  • University of New Castle Tyne, U.K.
  • Dept. for International Development DFID, U.K.
Research of a very high quality has been promoted and practised at Jadavpur University since its inception and interdisciplinary research is one of its pillars. Approximately 13.5% of the university's total yearly budget is allocated to research. The university has received many accolades for its research activities at both the individual and institutional levels. The university's strengths in interdisciplinary research have led to the formation of a new faculty of interdisciplinary studies, which brings under a single umbrella the university's 21 schools of interdisciplinary study.

Research in any field or discipline at the university is conducted keeping in mind the latest developments across the world. This is made possible, in large measure, because of the strength of the university's international links, which include its decade-long status as a Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) institute, its exchange programmes through Erasmus Mundus, its lead role in an Indo-EU consortium to improve the status of undergraduate teaching-learning in India, among others. Apart from interactions with foreign experts and scholars at seminars, conferences, symposia and so on, both at the university as well as elsewhere, the university has signed 65 MOUs during 2012-13 with leading institutions and organisations in India and abroad. This not only strengthens the university's international linkages, it also connects the university to industry.

The university earmarks Rs. 15 lakhs of its own funds every year to support research activities by students. Twenty-two out of the university's thirty-six departments have been recognised by, and have been receiving funds from, national and international agencies, primarily because of their research output. The quantum of assistance received from external agencies during the year 2012-13 for research was nearly Rs 30 crores, not including funds received under TEQIP and the DST-PURSE schemes. The creation of a research-friendly ambience at the university is not restricted to fund provision. For example, the High Tension Laboratory of the Electrical Engineering Department has renewed its ISO-9001-2000 certification for testing quality - the first of its kind in the university system; infrastructure facilities, especially internet access and wi-fi connectivity, have been significantly upgraded and improved in recent years. There are eight peer-reviewed research journals published by university departments.