Northern Kentucky University, as both a regional comprehensive and a metropolitan university, is committed to regional stewardship, applying the university's intellectual resources to support regional economic, educational and social progress. One way to measure a university's impact is its scholarly output: the research and creative work of faculty and students. We invite you to see what NKU has been doing.

Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation

Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation, Inc. is organized for educational purposes, more specifically to support NKU's efforts to promote the development, implementation, and coordination of extramurally-sponsored and foundation-supported programs involving research, instruction, public service, including the administration of conservation easements, and other projects that further the mission of the university.

Student Research

Embracing Ingenuity

At Northern Kentucky University our research thrives on innovation and creativity. Students display their scholarship through:

  • posters
  • oral presentations
  • interactive demonstrations
  • performances
  • and exhibits of artistic work

Check out what our undergraduate and graduate students have been working on this year! For more information about student research, visit the Office of Research, Grants, and Contracts.

Faculty Research

Taking Scholarship to New Heights

Northern Kentucky University takes pride in the research of its faculty members. To learn more about our faculty research, please visit the Office of Research, Grants, and Contracts.