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Known as a college-centered research university, AU values scholar-teachers who are fully engaged both in research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

American University, a Carnegie-classified research university, is deeply committed to creating knowledge, including creative and professional activity, in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the professions. We strongly support research by our students and faculty.

Whether you are a student looking for project funding or a faculty member looking to communicate research impact, this site offers various resources to assist with research at AU. Please take a minute to look around the site to learn more about the exciting, innovative, and inspiring research taking place at American University.  

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American University’s Strategic Plan for 2019-23 contemplates the establishment of several university-wide research centers that will highlight our institution’s distinctive areas of excellence, catalyze faculty productivity, make significant and signature contributions to knowledge in the public interest, and enhance the reputation of the University.

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Research Highlights

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Announcement ·

AU’s Center for Media & Social Impact Receives $1.1 Million

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Media Production Center 2020

Communications ·

Media Production Center Reopens, Featuring State of the Art Equipment and Facilities

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Caroline Bruckner

Business ·

The Hidden Cost of the Hustle

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Recent Publications

Empty Classroom

Research ·

How Social Class is Tied to Citizen Satisfaction with Schools: What Can Be Learned from Korea

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Research ·

How the Alt-Right Happened

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Research ·

Antiracism in Action: Ibram Kendi Offers Hard Truths and Real Solutions

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