Research and Community Leadership

World-class research and opportunities for innovation.

For over 100 years, the University of Dayton has been at the forefront of advanced research. And with more than $117 million in sponsored engineering research, rigorous academic investigation through our centers and institutes and partnerships within the Dayton community and around the globe, we continue to pave the way to a better world.


among Catholic universities for sponsored engineering R&D


nationally for federally-funded materials R&D


million in research sponsorship in 2016


centers and institutes that make an impact


When it comes to research, we roll up our lab coat sleeves and get to work. UD is third among all Catholic universities in the nation for sponsored research and development in all categories.

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Center and Institutes

More than 40 centers and institutes work across all academic disciplines to change communities and change the world. 

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Over the years we have partnered with some of the world's largest Fortune 500 companies, helping us to become a more remarkably proactive, forward-thinking university.

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