Research universities are unique in our nation’s system of higher education. Faculty at these institutions are engaged in a wide array of research and scholarship activities that inform and broaden knowledge in and across academic disciplines. These activities result in innovative new ideas, intellectual works, and discoveries that cure disease, protect our environment, secure our nation, grow the economy, and advance arts and culture in our local communities. Learn about how AAU universities impact people’s lives on a daily basis.
Michigan State University engineering researchers have created a new way to harvest energy from human motion.
Researchers at UPenn are exploring how the algorithms that conduct network analysis can be designed to guarantee certain privacy protections.
Preclinical finding sheds light on how cocaine rewires the brain even after withdrawal.
Federal budget constraints have reduced funding for research, even as other nations increase their own. We must strengthen our investment in research to maintain our scientific and technological leadership and our economic competitiveness.
Scholarship lies at the heart of academic life and is central to evaluating the intellectual pursuits of faculty at research universities. Learn more about how AAU works with its members to promote, preserve and enhance scholarship.