Research and Outreach
The University of Idaho is a leading national research university that attracts outstanding faculty and students who are passionate about their work. Scholarly and creative activity aspires to generate knowledge that strengthens the scientific, economic, cultural, social and legal foundations of an open, diverse and democratic society. Our goal is to achieve excellence in scholarship and creative activity through an institutional culture that values and promotes strong academic areas and interdisciplinary collaboration among them.
At the University of Idaho Boise, researchers and staff work on a variety of topics ranging from water, natural resources and the environment; community sustainability and design; family economics; childhood education; nutrition education; pesticide safety and management; food safety and processing; water resources engineering; public policy; and educational communications.
Research, Outreach and Extension in Southwest Idaho
In addition, as the state’s land grant institution, U of I has a statewide footprint. Extension educators are based in 42 of Idaho’s 44 counties. Research and Extension centers are located throughout the state in service of Idaho’s agricultural economy. U of I Boise supports southwest Idaho Extension specialists in disciplines of family economics; early childhood education and family literacy; nutrition education; food safety and processing; water resources engineering; and educational communications.