The University of Idaho is dedicated to research, scholarly and creative activities that generate knowledge, give our students valuable experience and improve lives in Idaho and beyond.
UI expends $96 million in research dollars annually — top among public universities in Idaho — on projects that lead to ideas that matter. We are classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a high research activity university.
The UI Office of Research and Economic Development partners with faculty and staff to support their creation of new knowledge, promote the use of this knowledge and protect them, the university and the public by ensuring research integrity.
The office helps business and industry connect and collaborate with university researchers who can help them answer questions and solve problems. Through technology transfer, UI discoveries are licensed to companies and launched as startups.
The office also supports undergraduate and graduate student education by encouraging out-of-class research, scholarly and creative experiences that will expand their minds and give them the skills they need to be successful in their future careers.