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Research @ AU

Known as a college-centered research university, AU values scholar-teachers who are fully engaged both in research and in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

American University, a Carnegie-classified research university, is deeply committed to creating knowledge, including creative and professional activity, in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the professions. We strongly support research by our students and faculty.

Whether you are a student looking for project funding or a faculty member looking to communicate research impact, this site offers various resources to assist with research at AU. Please take a minute to look around the site to learn more about the exciting, innovative, and inspiring research taking place at American University.  

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Emerging Scholar Series: Gradaute Student Research

Min Jung Kim, PhD Student in SIS

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Engaging in Research Abroad

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Heather Kirkland

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Research to Mitigate the Impact of Disasters on Underserved Communities

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Communications ·

Doctoral Research Explores Data Protection and Digital Privacy in India

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Recent Publications

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Government & Politics ·

America and the World Still Need the WTO to Keep Trade and the Global Economy Humming

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Brexit Is a Rejection of the Good Friday Agreement for Peace in Northern Ireland

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Benny Gantz and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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The Generals Who Challenged Netanyahu Ran a Campaign Largely Devoid of Substance

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American University has 44 Research Centers & Institutes

Over $30M in sponsored research grants

12 Fulbright student scholars