As Idaho's largest research university, we spend more than $113 million on research each year. It’s a big number with an even bigger impact. But it’s about more than making cool discoveries in the lab, it’s about pursuing knowledge that matters to you, to us, to everyone. We dig into tough challenges because we want to help the world end hunger, prevent forest fires, find new energy sources, explore different cultures and much more. Research is in our blood. It’s who we are and what we do.
At U of I, you’ll look at the big picture, ask bold questions and find answers that make a difference. You’ll learn from professors who are national experts and study in top-ranked programs like those in U of I’s College of Engineering. It’s one of just 122 engineering schools to earn national recognition in the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, a competition focused on solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Here, you learn from the best so you can be the best.
Vandals in Focus
A slice of the fascinating and enriching research, scholarly and creative activities found at U of I.
The whole experience — the lab work, the reports and even presenting at conferences — has really helped raise my confidence in my school work, in doing lab work and my work in science.Lilian Bodley, Chemistry
Just because I am a teacher doesn’t mean I am the smartest person on the planet ... it’s also important to hear the students’ ideas.Vikas Kumar, Assistant Research Professor, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Body Image and Energy Intake in Young Athletes
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences team uses body image scans to explore health of young gymnasts and dancers