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Research That Matters

Students conducting field research

You’ve always wanted to make a difference in the world. To do something beyond the ordinary.

IUP has the resources—and the commitment of highly qualified, caring faculty members—to support research that impacts real people and real lives in communities here and around the world.

The Carnegie Foundation designated IUP as a doctoral/research-intensive institution, putting it in a highly selective group—of the nearly four thousand institutions of higher learning Carnegie tracks, it designates only 6.6 percent of them as institutions with a doctoral mission.

IUP’s commitment to offering students an abundance of research opportunities shows in its research centers. Its School of Graduate Studies and Research features the Applied Research Lab, which offers technical assistance to students, faculty members, and staff engaged in research.

At IUP Centers and Institutes, undergraduate and graduate students join faculty members and staff, often in a blend of academic departments, to come up with new research initiatives. Students complement their classroom learning through their research in an applied setting.

The IUP Research Institute, a nonprofit corporation, strengthens IUP’s research efforts by facilitating externally funded research.

The Undergraduate Scholars Forum and the Graduate Scholars Forum provide all students with an opportunity for scholarly development by presenting their original research, scholarly activities, and creative endeavors.

Through its research programs, IUP offers research services to community leaders in government, business, education, human service, and health-care agencies and organizations. Whether it is within our laboratories or in research sites beyond our campus, as an IUP student, you’ll find opportunities to see how your work can make a difference, even as an undergraduate student.