CU Denver has a commitment to research excellence and is recognized as an R1 research university, as measured by the Carnegie Classification. This is the highest level of university research activity, an accomplishment that indicates our commitment to promoting graduate education through the doctoral level and to attracting faculty who conduct advanced research. Our focus on research also gives undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in ongoing projects with faculty.

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CU Denver Research Magazine Fall 2020

This issue focuses on the ways COVID-19 has upended normality near and far.

Awards Funding

$23+ Million

in 2019

$216.6 Million

in last 10 years

Office of Research Services

The Office of Research Services (ORS) focuses on faculty development, supporting CU Denver’s research and development efforts. Part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, ORS collaborates with professors and students to help them apply for internal and external funding.

The Creative Research Collaborative (CRC) fosters interdisciplinary research at CU Denver, and the Office of Research Development and Education (ORDE) focuses on external funding sources.

Recent Research Projects

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Grant

for Center on Domestic Violence to support program to END violence through school-based interventions

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Award

for National Center for Media Forensics to identify and analyze deep fake videos

Department of Education Grant

to develop NxtGEN Teacher Preparation to close achievement gap in urban and rural Colorado

National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH grant

for Psychology Department to study self-regulation/CBT therapy for opioid addiction and pain

National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding

for urban planning and sociology professors to examine affordable housing loss after Hurricane Harvey

State of Colorado Grant

for mechanical engineering faculty to create ultra-dissipative helmet liners using liquid crystalline elastomer foams

Research News

Research News

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