The success and vitality of Boise State’s growing research programs are listed below. Here, you’ll find fact sheets that highlight the university’s research strengths – areas where we have acquired the critical mass of faculty expertise, grant funding, private and public partnerships and innovative projects to make substantive impacts.
The linked fact sheets provide a brief explanation and summary of each of our research strengths, and also feature a few of the many Boise State faculty and students who are pursuing research in these exciting and diverse areas.
The Division of Research and Economic Development at Boise State has identified five areas of research strength. They include:
The act of generating new knowledge is fundamentally human. Research at Boise State University is a reflection of that creative spirit, which is committed to improving our collective well being in a sustainable way. Our faculty and students are at the core of making that possible with every piece of innovative research and every artistic creation that propels us forward.Interim Vice President for Research Harold Blackman
Why Identify Research Strengths?
Research strengths provide a strategic focus for promoting the university’s research programs with diverse groups, from state officials to the media to businesses to prospective students to other universities. In a time of diminishing resources for higher education, this approach also can help set the strategic direction for the university by identifying which research programs have the most potential for significant impact and success in the years ahead. Promoting a university’s research strengths provides opportunities to recognize the outstanding work of faculty and staff. By providing a “window into the university,” research strengths also can inform the public about the importance of research in general and the overall excellence of the university.