A Preeminent Christian Research University

Baylor University’s vision affirms that the world needs a preeminent research university that is unambiguously Christian. In 2021, Baylor was recognized as an R1 research institution, a significant benchmark in the University's continued focus and investment in research at the highest levels. Through top-tier research and scholarship, R1 universities bring their voice to bear in addressing our world’s most meaningful challenges. As Baylor achieves preeminence as a Christian research university, it enables researchers from throughout the University to infuse the quest for solutions, at the highest levels, with Baylor’s distinct voice and mission.


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Dec. 8, 2023
WATCH: NBC News Highlights "Inclusive Science" for Students with Blindness Through Baylor Professor's Research

“The lab is the final frontier of learning,” Bryan Shaw, Professor of Chemistry, tells NBC.  “So, if you don't make the lab accessible, you're not really making science accessible.”

Nov. 27, 2023
Baylor Researcher Explores the Resiliency of the Blackfeet Community

Understanding how social connectiveness mitigates the effects of historical and childhood trauma.

Nov. 20, 2023
The Science of Gratitude

Baylor positive psychology researchers offer methods to increase gratitude and empathy.

Nov. 7, 2023
Baylor Celebrates National STEM Day at Area Schools

Baylor research faculty engage students at area elementary, middle and high schools through hands-on projects to illuminate interest in STEM education

Nov. 6, 2023
Four Ways Research Compliance Supports Baylor Faculty Researchers

On National Ethics & Compliance Week, Deborah Holland shares how research compliance efforts advance faculty research and protect everyone involved. Holland serves as Assistant Vice Provost for Research in Research Compliance.

Oct. 30, 2023
Cashing Out

Brian Kim of Baylor Finance surveys how government regulation influences a corporation’s handling of their cash holdings.

Oct. 16, 2023
Baylor Launches Center to Advance Interdisciplinary Human Flourishing Research

Virtues researcher and psychology professor Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., founds Baylor Research in Growth and Human Thriving Science (BRIGHTS) Center

Oct. 13, 2023
Service Through Research

Researcher Debra Harris provides research support to projects focused on improving the lives and safety for all ages.

Our Research Commitment


Give Light, the philanthropic campaign for Baylor's future, provides significant endowed funding that fueled Baylor's R1 achievement will facilitate continued research growth across campus.

Endowed Faculty Positions

Through the creation of new endowed faculty positions, including 17 endowed chairs in areas that support growth in research initiatives, Baylor supports high-level teaching and discovery.

Campaign Donors

The Baylor Family is united in support of Baylor's distinct role as the preeminent Christian research university.


BAYLOR STANDS APART AS A CHRISTIAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY — a position that empowers our aspiration to become America's preeminent Christian research university. Illuminate, Baylor University's Academic Strategic Plan, has one overarching goal: To bring light to the world as we accelerate our quest toward preeminence as a Christian research university, building on Baylor's historic strengths and strategically investing in new areas of research and service.