Researchers at Notre Dame advance human understanding through research, scholarship, and creative endeavor in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world.

Notre Dame Research supports and encourages innovation in more than forty core facilities, as well as in a number of key areas of research, including cancer, environmental change, global health, and many more, with faculty finding their homes in one of Notre Dame’s seven colleges or schools.

Inspired by the University’s Catholic mission, Notre Dame’s world-class faculty and students are pursuing globally significant, solutions-oriented research as Notre Dame’s research enterprise grows in line with President Jenkins’ vision:

“A great Catholic university for the 21st century, one of the preeminent research institutions in the world.”

University Strategic Plan

Research at the University of Notre Dame is guided by the University's Strategic Plan, A Legacy Expanded.

Within the University's Strategic Plan, Research and Scholarship are highlighted as one of the University's five goals, including Catholic Character, Undergraduate Education, Stewardship, and External Engagement, that provide a framework for Notre Dame's distinctive mission. Specifically, the goal of Research and Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame is as follows:

Advance human understanding through research, scholarship, and post-baccalaureate programs that seek to heal, unify, and enlighten.

Mission of Notre Dame Research

Within Notre Dame Research, our team of faculty and staff across campus are guided by the following internal mission to:

Grow, strengthen, promote, translate, and safeguard research, scholarship, and creative endeavor at the University of Notre Dame.