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Research, Creative Activities & Innovation
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Welcome to the DePaul research website where we highlight the research, creativity, and innovation hallmarks of our institution. DePaul University is recognized as a Top-Tier 1 research university (Carnegie Classification of Institutions in Higher Education) and ranked as #2 on the list of “most innovative schools” in Illinois as well as #42 in the country according to the 2020 Best Colleges. DePaul University prides itself on research that is cutting-edge, multidisciplinary, and transformative. Read more.

Mission & Vision

The academic mission of DePaul University is to serve as an incubator and repository of knowledge and to transfer that knowledge between faculty and student as well as between university and society.

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Research Initiatives

The multiple programmatic and strategic initiatives at DePaul University create and nurture collaboration and innovation among students, faculty, alumni and the larger community.

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DePaul disseminates its research, creative activities, and innovation through events, which are held throughout the year and are co-sponsored by departments and schools across the university.

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