Research and Community Leadership

World-class research and opportunities for innovation.

The University of Dayton continues to lead the development of advanced technologies. And with $135.9 million in sponsored research, rigorous academic investigation through our centers and institutes, and partnerships within the Dayton community and around the globe, we continue to pave the way to a better world.


nationally for federally-funded materials R&D


among Catholic universities for sponsored engineering R&D


million in research sponsorship in 2017


centers and institutes that make an impact

Forward Momentum

Our volume of research speaks volumes about us. Explore our research.

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Office for Research

Service. Scholarship. Understanding the world around us. At UD, we aim to shape the research, scholarship and artistic creation of tomorrow.

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Centers and Institutes

More than 40 centers and institutes work across all academic disciplines to change communities and change the world.

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Over the years we have partnered with some of the world's largest Fortune 500 companies, helping us to become a more remarkably proactive, forward-thinking university.

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University of Dayton Research Institute

At UDRI, researchers develop and transition technologies into applications - advancing science while benefiting mankind. The institute has conducted $2 billion of sponsored research over the past 60 years.

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