Research

Granted the highest rating for research universities by the Carnegie Foundation, Penn State has award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Both faculty and students are dedicated to collaborating with industry and applying knowledge to make our lives better.

Penn State research faculty and a student collaborating in a lab.
Research projects involving more than $800 million are in the works during a given year throughout the University.
This is a photograph of an impressive, modern Penn State research facility.
Our centers, institutes, and labs feature state-of-the-art facilities for researchers to collaborate and find solutions to global problems.
This is a photograph of a Penn State research faculty member collaborating with industry professionals in a conference room.
Research partnerships between Penn State and industry lead to technology breakthroughs that benefit society.
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The interdisciplinary institutes promote collaboration across departmental boundaries in order to focus research strengths on important scientific questions and societal needs.