UND research lab
Real research. Real results.

UND is a Carnegie Doctoral Research Institution with an international reputation for research, notably in health sciences, nutrition, energy and environmental protection, aerospace and engineering.

Having research-informed teaching makes going to a top-tier research university like UND unique. At UND, our students are an integral part of research. Studies show students who engage in research are twice as likely to graduate, five-times more likely to go on to graduate school, and have more successful careers after graduation.

Colin Combs and Harpreet Kaur

Grand Challenges

Five focus areas to improve our state

Through modest investments in research, UND expertise could power great things for North Dakota.


On-Campus Research Units

Faculty and student with UAV
Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Research Institute for Autonomous Systems (RIAS) connects unmanned and autonomous research with economic development.

EERC pilot plant
Energy and Environment

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is a national leader, providing pioneering solutions to the world's challenges.

nutrition and meal research
Human Nutrition

One of six centers operated by the USDA, the Human Nutrition Research Center is a world leader in nutrition research for more than 30 years.

UND oil drilling lab

The North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) supports research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

UND medical students performing research
Rural Health

The Center for Rural Health supports rural and tribal communities, examining health disparities, delivery and systems, workforce and population health.

Biomedical scientist in research lab

Responsible for the care of animals used in research, the Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) is state-of-the-art animal research facility.



UND by the Numbers


Ph.D.'s awarded in FY18


million dollar state-wide economic impact of UND research


jobs created in-state from UND research


million of internal and external research funding


Mars space suit

Discovery Magazine

In this issue: UND's five Grand Challenges

Highlighting the numerous research news and achievements on the UND campus, Discovery Magazine is produced twice a year.

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