KU Engineering continues to build its legacy as a world-class research institution with excellent educational programs. KU is recognized as a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University, which recognizes universities with "very high research activity." KU is one of 38 public universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) in the U.S. and Canada. The School of Engineering focuses on integrating research and innovation to address key challenging problems on a global scale. Research at KU Engineering stretches across traditional boundaries, bridging multiple disciplines and building partnerships across the public and private sector to find global solutions to grand challenges.
KU School of Engineering research is led by Associate Dean for Research Suzanne Shontz.