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Research at a Glance

Along with teaching, research is at the heart of our work at Case Western Reserve University. From medicine to management, music to mathematics, our faculty, staff and students inquire, explore, study and discover. We are driven to expand knowledge, deepen understanding and contribute to the well-being of individuals, organizations and society at large.

As a student, faculty or staff member at Case Western Reserve, you can conduct research at an institution with a strong history of innovation, a current commitment to breaking new ground and an exciting future in which we will translate ideas to reality.

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  • Top 20

    private research institutions based
    on federal R&D expenditures

  • 16

    Nobel Laureates

  • $360.1

    million in annual
    research revenue (2014–15)

  • 1,451

    sponsored research projects in 2014–15

  • 285

    new inventions in 2014–15

  • 270+

    recent industry partners



Student Research

An essential element of our students’ education involves research. Our combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional schools dramatically increases the range of opportunities for student research.

Case Western Reserve students can launch projects as early as the first year of their undergraduate or graduate and professional programs.

Every year, one of our most important events, Research ShowCASE, puts student innovation on display for campus and our partners. And we believe in undergraduate research so strongly that we even have an office solely dedicated to the subject: SOURCE, or Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors.



Latest Research



Office of the Vice President for Research

Led by Suzanne Rivera, PhD, the Office of the Vice President for Research oversees all research-related endeavors across our campus, from the development of innovative ideas to the funding and management of the work to bringing those ideas to life. Learn more about the office.