Research Leads to Innovation and Advancement

Kennesaw State University is a student-centered, research driven R2 institution, placing it among the top 7% of research universities in the nation. With an emphasis on research with relevance, KSU’s research portfolio is varied and far-reaching, leading to new knowledge and discoveries by faculty and hands-on opportunities for students. 

Office of Research

Kennesaw State’s Office of Research provides students and faculty members the opportunity to develop meaningful research to engage in important and innovative areas of scholarship in their field of interest. 
 
To support our KSU community, we provide world-class services and resources to bolster our journey as a top-tier R2 research institution.

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KSU is a Carnegie Designated Community Engaged Institution

What is the Carnegie Classification?

  • The Carnegie Classification is a leading foundation for acknowledging and defining diversity among universities in the United States.  
  • This classification is used to study higher education to exemplify the key differences in institutions as well as the design efforts of research studies to ensure that universities, faculty members, and students are appropriately represented.  

What does it mean to be a Carnegie Designated Community Engaged Institution? 

  • The Carnegie Foundation describes "community engagement" as the collaboration between higher education universities and their communities for the shared valuable exchange of learning and resources to produce a helpful partnership. 
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Research by the Numbers

 

Undergraduate Research at KSU

The Office of Undergraduate Research promotes high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship in all disciplines across both campuses. 

Our students can pursue research and creative scholarship individually and in team-based research atmospheres.

Kennesaw State Undergraduate Students will:

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Talon’ted Undergraduate Researchers

We want to feature you! Your interesting undergraduate research projects deserve to be displayed. Share your research story and we’ll rotate you on the Office of Undergraduate Research homepage and all of our associated social media platforms. 

Submit your undergraduate research project and/or creative activity for consideration.

Feature Your Research

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Graduate Research at KSU

We encourage our graduate students to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom to the real world. As a University, we strive to create researchers who are innovative, boundary-pushing, lifelong scholars who take on challenging and creative projects that benefit the world at large. 

Kennesaw State Graduate Research Students will: 

We want to feature our talented graduate researchers!

Your innovative research projects deserve to be displayed and supported. Share your research with us and we’ll feature you in our Investigator Research Magazine and all of our associated social media platforms.

 
Submit your graduate research project and/or creative activity for consideration. 

Feature Your Research

Faculty Research

Our faculty are more than just educators. They consistently work on projects that foster exploration, ingenuity, and collaboration with students in all of our academic colleges and our community. Kennesaw State University faculty researchers lead by example by using their expertise to work on projects that make a positive impact on the world around us.

Kennesaw State Faculty Researchers will:

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Summer Research Fellows at KSU

Your role in supporting and furthering the research needs of KSU and our community is essential to our growth and success as a university!

KSU hosts annual professional development and mentoring programs designed to help faculty members successfully apply for research grants from state and federal agencies, foundations and non-profit organizations. 
 

Interested in joining the Summer Research Fellows? 

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Ready to Get Started with Your Research?

Are you a student or faculty member conducting research at KSU? Let’s get your questions answered today! 

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