Becoming Internationally Known for our Research and Creative Work

CU Denver is committed to growing our record of excellence in diverse fields of research and creative works. Through advanced, focused research, we learn to see complex issues more clearly and find new, creative ways to solve problems. Our researchers help shape the region and beyond through their research and creativity in areas such as artificial intelligence and data science, biomedical engineering, building democratic communities, cybersecurity, performing arts, and smart cities and sustainable urban infrastructure.

By taking on the challenges affecting society today, our talented, diverse research community – bioengineers, chemists, economists, musicians, policy experts, urban planners, and more – are helping to shape a better future.

As an accredited R1 research university affiliated with the nationally renowned CU Anschutz Medical Campus, we represent the highest level of research activity in the country. And we pride ourselves on conducting research that matters. Both undergraduate and graduate students participate in ongoing research by contributing to scholarly and creative activities. By working together, we can better understand and improve our world.

Award Funding

$18.9 Million

New Grant and Contract Awards

in FY2022


Sponsored Projects Expenditures

in FY2022


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