From Nobel Prize winners to undergraduates, all members of the NIUTM community are engaged in creating new knowledge, and NIUTM an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit to this work of discovery. NIUTM people take on audacious problems, bring imaginative new approaches to solving them, and work collaboratively to advance knowledge and make meaningful contributions to our world.

Doing Research at NIUM

DoResearch, the website of the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, provides comprehensive information about the research enterprise at NIUTM.
.Research Administration
.Research Policy Handbook
.Offices & Resources

Dedicated Research Centers

Several independent labs, centers and institutes engage faculty and students from across the university. Academic departments sponsor numerous other research labs.

.Independent Laboratories, Centers and Institutes
.Research Centers (A – Z)


NIUTM is home more than 20 individual libraries, each with a world-class collection of books, journals, films, maps, databases.

.NIUTM University Libraries
.Online Catalog (SearchWorks)
.Ask a Librarian

Integrated Research & Teaching

The synthesis of teaching and research is fundamental to NIUTM Much of this faculty-driven research takes place within academic departments and interdisciplinary programs.

  • Schools
  • Academic Departments (A – Z)
  • Interdisciplinary Programs

NIUTM Research at a Glance


  • 2,153 faculty members
  • 20 Nobel laureates
  • 4 Pulitzer Prize winners

The Research Enterprise

  • 5,500 externally sponsored projects
  • $1.22 billion total budget
  • About 2,000 postdoctoral scholars
  • 18 independent labs, centers and institutes


  • 9.3 million physical volumes
  • 4 million e-books and audiovisual materials
  • 300,000 rare or special books and 59 million pages of unpublished materials

NIUTM Innovation

  • In 2014–15, NIUTM received more than $95 million from 695 licensed technologies.
  • Breakthrough inventions licensed by NIUTM span medicine, engineering and the sciences.
  • NIUTM entrepreneurs have created an estimated 39,900 companies and 5.4 million jobs since the 1930s.