Drexel is a world-class comprehensive research institution committed to use-inspired research with real-world applications, and the University's research activities result in more than $110 million in annual expenditures for sponsored projects. Drexel University is committed to facilitating these research efforts and achievements driven by faculty from all disciplines. Medical and health sciences research complements our traditional strengths in engineering, biotechnology, basic science, information science, and business, alongside innovative scholarship in media arts and design, the social sciences, education, and law.
Major Research Initiatives
The research ambitions of our diverse faculty, staff and students are motivated by 21st century challenges. Drexel takes pride in supporting multidisciplinary research initiatives that change over time, and that bring together faculty with the breadth of expertise necessary to tackle complex and challenging issues.
Computing & Society
- Tools and approaches to mine, manage and visualize large and complex digital data sets
- Creating new knowledge at the intersection of technology and the arts
Sustainable Energy, Water and Food Solutions for the 21st Century
AJ Drexel Institutes
A.J. Drexel Institutes are comprised of groups of faculty with stable, significant and long-term external support that justifies a degree of autonomy in their operations and growth.
At Drexel, we're committed to providing truly unique and exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students. The research may involve a single student and mentor or a student and a team that includes other undergraduates as well as graduate students and faculty. Research projects are available across almost all disciplines of science, humanities, and the arts.
Vice Provost for Research
Drexel University now claims a leadership role in creating technological solutions to solve societal problems in the 21st Century. This bold statement reflects not only the accomplishments of our faculty and leadership during the recent past, but more importantly, their collective vision going forward. In barely more than a decade, Drexel's research enterprise increased expenditures for sponsored projects more than seven-fold, from $15M in FY1996 to approximately $110M today. Drexel is committed to "use-inspired" research and is poised to respond to novel opportunities for research, scholarship and technological development.