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Research and initiatives

We support the scholarly inquiry, applied research and creative activity of more than 750 faculty, more than 8,000 students and dozens of fellows.

Design and arts: A force for discovery

The Herberger Institute community is made up of world-class designers, artists and scholars who are a force for discovery in and through design and the arts, inspiring students to become thought leaders who will shape the future by considering the impact of their work on the public good. Their design- and arts- led research and work strive to improve the human condition through the appropriate application of knowledge and creative talents in areas from equity and inclusion, justice and public health to science, technology, entrepreneurship and more.

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The faculty and staff of the Herberger Institute engage in research projects that address today‚Äôs most pressing challenges. 

View selected research projects


To explore even more work happening at the Herberger Institute, we invite you to visit our directory and faculty profiles to learn more about projects, research and creative work by our expert faculty.

Meet our faculty

Additional resources

Unit-level research and initiatives

Resources for researchers

Are you a researcher in the Herberger Institute?
Visit the Research at the Herberger Institute SharePoint page for resources to help with your research.