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Igniting Our Pursuits

At UD, research is about more than innovation for the sake of discovery. It’s about developing solutions to help others.

Last year, the University conducted $238.6 million in annual sponsored research — and our cumulative sponsored research exceeded $3 billion.

Explore our research to discover how UD students collaborate with renowned faculty and researchers to pave the way to a better world.

Fast Facts

No. 1

in the nation for materials engineering research & development

No. 1

Catholic university for engineering research & development

  • No. 1

    in Ohio for aerospace engineering

  • No. 1

    Catholic university for physical STEM R&D

  • No. 3

    Catholic university for R&D in all categories

  • No. 3

    in the nation for industrial and manufacturing R&D

  • No. 8

    in the nation for federally sponsored engineering R&D

  • No. 5

    in the nation for R&D sponsored by the Department of Defense

Research and Collaboration

UD Research Institute

At this moment, UDRI is engaged in hundreds of complex experiments, tests, prototypes and more. But our goal is simple: to turn our research expertise into solutions for tomorrow's problems.

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Office for Research

The Office for Research brings together faculty with the staff of UDRI in pursuit of world-changing research and development, while expanding entrepreneurship on campus.

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Whether on the local or international level, our partnerships further innovation, spur economic growth and extend our ability to help people everywhere.

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Learning by Doing

Student Research

During their time at UD, Flyers gain real-world research experience, which is shared and celebrated at the annual Stander Symposium.