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 better understand complex issues 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, climate change (disaster preparedness, drought, environmental justice, resilience, and wildfire), cybersecurity, health (bioengineering, epigenics, information systems, management), democracy, performing arts, smart cities, and sustainable urban infrastructure.

By exploring and investigating the challenges affecting society today, our talented, diverse research and scholarly community—artists, economists, education experts, engineers, historians, policy experts, scientists, 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 advances our fields of study while directly impacting our local, regional, and global communities. The undergraduate and graduate student experience is enhanced by their engagement with these scholarly and creative activities and their meaningful contributions to this ongoing research. By working together, we better understand and improve our world.

Research and Creative Activities Funding

$28.6 Million

New Grant and Contract Awards

in FY2023


Sponsored Projects Expenditures

in FY2023


Research News

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