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SMARTlab arrives at
Thomas Jefferson University 

SMARTlab and Thomas Jefferson University have agreed on its first major collaboration, a partnership between the SMARTlab PhD global programme and the TJU PhD in Architecture and Design in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). 


SMARTlab is an academic collective created to ignite change.

SMARTlab promotes user-driven, transdisciplinary research, leveraging Creative Technology Innovations for social change.

For three decades, SMARTlab has run an award-winning practice-based PhD programme and delivered high-impact research, development and innovation programmes and projects. SMARTlab aims to bring together the brightest minds across disciplines and to provide them with the tools they need to contribute to solving real-world problems and building sustainable solutions.

We provide world-class research and incubation space and offer a brain trust for academic staff, practice-based PhD students, Postdoctoral Researchers, transdisciplinary teams spanning the Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, Connected Public Health and Business Innovation domains, alongside private and public sector partners.