Division of Research & Economic Development
Creating New Ideas and Technologies
The hallmark of a major research university is its ability to link faculty across all disciplines toward the creation of new ideas and the generation of new technologies.
The Division of Research & Economic Development creates and sustains an environment where faculty and students representing varying disciplines can collaborate in the search for solutions by:
- Developing resources, both human and technical, to enhance research and creative productivity.
- Disseminating information about research and research opportunities.
- Funding research and creative activities by faculty and graduate students.
- Formulating and administering various policies concerning research to ensure that projects conform both to federal and state guidelines and to the intellectual and academic objectives of the University.
- Stimulating private sector relationships leading to commercial development of the products of the University research enterprise.
- Managing the intellectual property of the University.
State-of-the-art animal research facility and care.
Supporting high-performance computing.
Assist proposal budget, view and awards.
Technology transfer for research.
Increase competitiveness and support statewide STEM research.
Unmanned systems research and policy.
Resources, forms, committee and support for researchers.
Labratory, training and office facility for start-ups and economic development.
The mission of the Division of Research & Economic Development is to serve the broad research community of The University of North Dakota, a community that is instrumental in meeting the strategic aims of the University which are described in the University of North Dakota Strategic Plan II: Building on Excellence.
The aim is to expand and strengthen the University's commitment to research, scholarship, and creative activity as a means of sustaining and extending the knowledge base, enriching the teaching and learning environment, and enhancing economic development in the community, region, state, nation, and across the world.
Input-output analysis indicates that the economic impact of research awards on Grand Forks County, the state of North Dakota, and the North Central Census Region is staggering.