At Northern Arizona University, we’ve always been a part of the world and a partner to it—starting in our hometown, a city that prizes innovation. NAU, widely recognized as a higher-research institution, has built a reputation for scientific discovery and the invention of new technologies.
Explore NAU’s research enterprise
Find out more about who we are, our research strengths, where we conduct research, the impact we have on the region and the world, and how our research is funded.
Download our latest Research Enterprise Annual Report to see where our discoveries are takingus
NAU Research: Who are we?
With world-class faculty, 12 research centers and institutes, and the Office of the Vice President for Research leading the way, NAU’s Research Enterprise represents a broad range of people and organizations involved in academic research.
Our core facilities and high-performance labs provide researchers with the resources and technologies they need—from microscopes to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—to achieve world-class scientific outcomes.