Grand Challenges

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Grand Challenges

 We’re proud to take the challenge.

UND is pioneering discoveries in unmanned flight, harnessing the power of big data and changing the game in energy exploration and environmental sustainability. We’re fighting the nation’s raging opioid epidemic and waging war against deadly cancers and debilitating deep-brain diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's.

Our Goals

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Energy & Environmental Sustainability

Promote energy security and environmental sustainability.

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Human Health

Address health challenges through basic, clinical and translational discovery.

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Rural Health & Communities

Help rural communities solve their unique health and social problems.

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Autonomous Systems

Drive the world-changing developments of autonomous systems.

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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