Grand Challenges

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Grand Challenges

Our Goals

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Energy and Environmental Sustainability

Promote energy security and environmental sustainability.

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Health and Biomedical Sciences

Address health challenges through basic, clinical and translational discovery.

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Rural Health and Social Problems

Help rural communities solve their unique health and social problems.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Drive the world-changing developments of UAS and do so in a way that reflects UND's values.

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Big Data

Effectively, efficiently and ethically produce, manage and securely use information in the age of big data.

In the News

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Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Read UND's Strategic Plan which outlines seven goals, including the Grand Challenge to improve research.

Strategic Plan