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Research overview

Discovery in every direction

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.

Knowledge note

According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education® , NAU is classified as “R2: Doctoral Universities – Higher Research Activity.”