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Research University

A Research University (pronunciation: /rɪˈsɜːrtʃ ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːrsɪti/) is a type of higher education institution that emphasizes research as a central part of its mission.


The term "Research University" is derived from the English words "research", which means systematic investigation or study, and "university", which refers to an institution of higher learning.


Research Universities are often associated with a high level of research activity, a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, and a commitment to both producing knowledge and educating students. They are typically large institutions that offer a wide variety of academic disciplines.


Research Universities typically have a large faculty and student body, a significant number of graduate and professional programs, and a strong focus on research. They often have extensive research facilities and resources, including libraries, laboratories, and research centers.

Related Terms

  • Higher education: The stage of learning that follows secondary education, often at a college or university.
  • Research: The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
  • Academic discipline: A branch of knowledge that is taught and researched at the college or university level.
  • Research facilities: Buildings or places equipped for conducting research.

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