As an accredited R1 research university affiliated with the nationally renowned CU Anschutz Medical Campus, we represent the highest level of research activity in the country. And we pride ourselves on conducting research that matters.
Our faculty and students help shape the region and beyond through their research in areas such as cybersecurity, data science, smart and sustainable urban infrastructure, and health. They transform lives by developing technological solutions for people with disabilities. They create materials and design products that make sports such as football safer. They find solutions to help fight a global pandemic. They fight for education as a fundamental right in the halls of the Colorado Capitol.
By taking on the challenges affecting society today, our talented, diverse research community–economists, chemists, policy experts, urban planners, bioengineers, and more–are helping to shape a better future.
2030 Strategic Plan: Elevating Our Research Operations
With a collaborative ethos, CU Denver is building a research enterprise of interdisciplinary teams specially designed to solve some of the biggest societal challenges of our time. As part of goal 3 of our Strategic Plan, we are bringing together a community of researchers, artists, and designers to knock down disciplinary boundaries to create innovative and impactful outcomes for our city, region, and world.
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