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New and exciting research opportunities occur across The University of Tulsa. Our research environment is one of TU's most distinctive advantages. As a mid-size university, we're large enough to support a vigorous research program yet small enough that our scholars remain visible members of a supportive community.

University Research

  • Research Opportunities
  • Centers, Institutes & Labs
  • Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
  • Consortia & Joint Industry Projects
    • Advancing the frontiers of knowledge

      TU researchers have access to excellent faculty, high-quality facilities, and engaging research projects that help ensure the success of their investigations.

      Research Opportunities

    • From art to zoology

      In addition to our well-equipped labs, many of TU’s research projects have evolved into centers and institutes, where our researchers engage in in-depth and long-term study, both theoretical and practical.

      Centers, Institutes & Labs

    • Your exploration partners

      The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs promotes and supports academic research conducted by TU faculty, students and staff — from helping to locate funding to developing proposals to post-award oversight and more.

      Office of Research & Sponsored Programs Research Compliance

    • State-of-the-art experimentation and testing

      The University of Tulsa has worked with industry partners for more than 40 years, resulting in dozens of mutually-beneficial research consortia and joint industry projects (JIPs).

      Consortia & Joint Industry Projects

    Top 100 Private U.S. Research Institution

    No. 20 U.S. STEM University

    Research Renaissance

    A Reputation for Research


    Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge

    Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) is an innovative program that enables undergraduates to take challenging courses and conduct advanced research with the guidance of top TU professors.


    I was able to plan, discuss, and run experiments on my own. I had the support and mentoring of [faculty] and my lab mates, but the ability to come into the lab and plan out the experiments is a great way to develop your skills and independence in the lab.

    Payten Harville BS '21