Diverse researchers, artists, scholars, and designers come together from around the world at CU Denver to transcend disciplinary boundaries and strengthen our university’s impact on the city, state, nation, and world. Working with a collaborative ethos, they are the leaders of our expanding research enterprise, solving some of society’s grand challenges with the curiosity, compassion, and grit that defines our community.
Our faculty and students create work that is transforming research areas, including cybersecurity, data science, smart and sustainable urban infrastructure, and health. We continue to enhance our level of research activity, both as a leading public university with the highest research classification and also benefiting from our affiliation with the nationally renowned CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
Upon launching our strategic plan, we have built a foundation for becoming an internationally known and society-impacting research enterprise, including these achievements:
Our faculty produce meaningful research at home—and abroad—in a range of topics from urbanism to climate change. This year, our architecture and planning students, including Paola Larios, created a custom design-build for another group of researchers—NOAA scientists—who are studying marine ecosystems in Antarctica. Read Paola’s story below.