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.
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Through modest investments in research, UND expertise could power great things for North Dakota.
On-Campus Research Units
The Research Institute for Autonomous Systems (RIAS) connects unmanned and autonomous research with economic development.
The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is a national leader, providing pioneering solutions to the world's challenges.
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.
The North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) supports research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Center for Rural Health supports rural and tribal communities, examining health disparities, delivery and systems, workforce and population health.
Responsible for the care of animals used in research, the Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) is state-of-the-art animal research facility.
Chester Fritz Library
UND's main library and the state's largest, the Chester Fritz holds over 1.6 million volumes, plus thousands of online resources.
The building includes renovated study space, group work rooms, the Magic Box and a Special Collections department that documents regional history and genealogical resourcesLEARN MORE
SMHS Library Resources
Access to health sciences information for UND's main campus and other clinical campuses across the state.
The library also provides health information access training and services throughout the state.LEARN MORE
Thormodsgard Law Library
More than 321,000 volumes, a growing audio-visual collection, and a variety of legal databases.
The collection reflects the Core Collection as set forth by the American Bar Association.LEARN MORE
Gordon Erickson Music Library
The most extensive music library in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
Over 8,000 LP records, 6,600 CDs, 800 tapes and thousands of pieces of sheet music from all styles and periods.LEARN MORE
Highly specialized to serve the needs of the Energy & Environmental Research Center.
Its collection, also available to the wider campus community, is focused on the EERC’s current and historical core research areas.LEARN MORE
F. D. Holland Geology Library
The largest geoscience library in the upper Midwest located in Leonard Hall.
Subjects include geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, paleontology, geological engineering, mining, petroleum geology and North Dakota geology.LEARN MORE
Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library
Houses 80% of the state's core samples, including 95% of the samples from the Williston basin.
The facility has 39,000 square feet of warehouse space and 12,000 square feet of laboratories and office space.LEARN MORE