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University of Kansas Office of Research

The mission of the University of Kansas Office of Research is "To facilitate innovation, creative activity, discovery, and the application and dissemination of knowledge."  researchTo accomplish that mission, KU Research advocates for research, implements research integrity requirements, and, through the KU Center for Research (KUCR), manages the administration of research grants and contracts. KU Research also has oversight of activities related to technology commercialization and business and industry outreach.

KU Research staff have a variety of duties and are located primarily at Youngberg Hall, the Bioscience and Technology Business Center, the Multidisciplinary Research Building, the Shankel Structural Biology Center, Nichols Hall, and the Wakarusa Research Facility.

View the Research Centers, Institutes, Surveys and Core Labs organization chart (pdf).

University Research Centers and Institutes
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State Surveys Affiliated Centers
Core Research Resource Labs Other Centers & Programs


University of Kansas Office of Research
Why KU
  • 48 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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  • Pharmacy school No. 2 nationally for NIH funding
  • Hall Center receives 3rd NEH challenge grant to support humanities research collaboration
  • Regional leader in technology commercialization
  • 12 graduate programs rank in top 10 nationally among public universities.
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  • Driving discovery, innovation, entrepreneurship
  • Home to 15 major research centers & state surveys
  • 1st in nation for its special education master’s and doctorate programs.
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  • 1st in nation for its city management and urban policy master’s program.
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  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
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