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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

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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.