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Brainpower That Makes a Difference

As an institution of higher education, Duquesne University is in the business of knowledge creation. Part of that knowledge creation comes through the research efforts of our faculty across all 10 of our schools. In fact, Forbes ranks us among the nation's top research universities, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies us as a "High Activity" research institution. Our faculty are at once exceptional teachers and world-class researchers and scholars. The work they do-often alongside their students-makes a tangible impact on our communities and their residents.

Our Research: Innovating for Change

Our research efforts bring important funding to the region, and the patents earned and entrepreneurial endeavors launched at Duquesne also contribute to the local economy.

In fiscal year 2013, Duquesne faculty were awarded nearly $10 million in external research funding from prestigious agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Local foundations such as the Heinz Endowments, McAuley Ministries and the Pittsburgh Foundation also provided important support.

These dollars support research topics of national interest such as fighting cancer, stopping bullying and understanding mental retardation, as well as issues important to our hometown such as helping troubled teens in Allegheny County, revitalizing a Mount Washington park and improving educational opportunities in Hazelwood.

Read more about our exciting research:

HISTORIC PATENT LICENSING DEAL TO FURTHER THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

SECURING MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN FUNDING TO IMPROVE STEM EDUCATION

TAKING CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH INTO THE COMMUNITY

OUR WATER AND LAND: RESEARCHING PITTSBURGH'S ENVIRONMENT

NAVIGATING AUTISM WITHIN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

WORKING TO SLOW THE PROGRESSION OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

IMPROVING UNDERSTANDING OF THE MOST COMMON INHERITED MENTAL DISABILITY

DISCERNING THE ROLE OF RESVERATROL IN BALANCE

REDUCING SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS FOR DEPRESSION, ADDICTION, DISEASE

FIGHTING OSTEOPOROSIS WITH MELATONIN

DEVELOPING SOFTWARE TO KEEP COMPUTERS SAFE

INSIGHT ON ETHICS: STRENGTHENING PITTSBURGH'S BUSINESS COMMUNITY