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Welcome to NDSU Research and Creative Activity

Shape students’ futures. Generate new discoveries. Build economic opportunities for the region. Research and creative activity at North Dakota State University serve as catalysts of opportunity.

There is exceptional research infrastructure in place; new partnerships underway; and world class opportunities available for undergraduate, graduate, faculty and staff researchers and those engaged in creative pursuits at this student-focused, land-grant, research institution.

With well over $100 million in research expenditures annually, NDSU’s research intensity frequently places it in lists of top 100 public universities.

NDSU’s commitment to serving the State and its citizens is founded in the university’s land-grant mission. 

NDSU's Research and Discovery Vision is focused on achieving national and international recognition as a premier public Research University, committed to solving complex and evolving Grand Challenges. The Vision centers on three Grand Challenges which leverage current and emerging strengths of NDSU researchers, are inclusive of creative activity and innovation, and align the university with the needs of the state, the nation, and the world. 

  • Food Systems and Security,
  • Healthy Populations and Vital Communities, and
  • Sustainable Energy, Environment, and Societal Infrastructure



 Forums on Research and Creative Activity

Please join Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, Dr. Kelly Rusch, throughout the semester for a conversation on research and scholarly activities.

While there is no agenda for the forums, Dr. Rusch would like to engage in dialogue and hear your thoughts on growing the research, creative activity and scholarly enterprise on campus as we work to meet the Strategic Plan. These forums are scheduled for the following times:

  • September 13, 2017 | 11:00am-12:00pm | Morrill Hall 212
  • October 17, 2017 | 11:00am-12:00pm | Engineering Admin Building 106
  • November 15, 2017 | 11:00am-12:00pm | Barry Hall Eide Bailly Conference Room
  • December 7, 2017 | 1:00pm-2:00pm | Minard Hall 302

NDSU EXPLORE is a program to encourage and celebrate the scholarly accomplishments of NDSU undergraduate students. Whether majoring in the sciences, engineering, business, arts or humanities – all undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research and creative activity to enrich their academic experience.  For more information, see the NDSU EXPLORE webpage.


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