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Distinctive Research Excellence

United as one university, we connect research, scholarship and creative practice to achieve excellence and impact across every school, college, department and academic support unit.

Elevating Research to Confront Today’s Challenges

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Five priority research areas align our commitment to advancing liberal arts and sciences for transformative impact. From global diversity to engaged citizenship to experiential inquiry, we prepare students for leadership in a diverse and rapidly changing world.

Distinctive Research Excellence

Emerging Technologies

From AI and autonomous systems to blockchain and robotics, at Syracuse University we advance and amplify emerging tools and technologies that have the potential to reshape the world.

Human Thriving

With a research focus on human thriving, we value and seek to enable the contributions of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and to understand the physical and social conditions needed to create and support healthy and sustainable communities for everyone.

Global Diversity

With a commitment to diversity and global inclusivity, we expand our research and outreach both within Central New York and around the world, emphasizing active participation in global engagement, international education and contributions to organizations worldwide.

Experiential Inquiry

Across a range of disciplines from architecture and engineering to business management and the arts, we bring a responsive, real-world approach to education that blends the experiences and expertise of nine professional schools with a grounding in the liberal arts.

Engaged Citizenship

Committed to creating a more informed and engaged citizenry, we enhance training and leadership at every level to advance the greater good.


Cosmic Explorer will enable us to study collisions of remnants from the first stars in the universe. We’re at the edge of a new age of discovery, where we’ll be able to explore the entire universe with gravitational waves.

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Nathena Murray conducting research.
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