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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Recent Sociological Focus study explores connection between tattoos, religiosity and deviance
Scientists use old-fashioned art form and 3D printing to make major advance in eliminating exclusion of individuals with blindness or low vision from chemistry and other life sciences, published in Science Advances.
Jacobs will build on decades of scholarship to promote deep study of the relationship between faith and knowledge and ensure Baylor is a national leader in dialogue concerning the intersection of faith and learning in higher education.
Smartphone researchers Meredith E. David and James A. Roberts have investigated the correlation between the “flow states” – or happiness experienced by individuals – while using Instagram and TikTok and psychological well-being.
Baylor biological anthropologist Michael Muehlenbein, Ph.D., seeks to understand the medical, social and psychological factors involved in a long-term pandemic response.
In less than two months, Baylor’s research enterprise will take a significant step forward with the implementation of a new electronic research administration system. CARA will enhance Baylor’s capacity to support the University’s dramatic research growth.
Psychology and neuroscience researcher Annie Ginty earns award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Baylor researchers Rebecca Sheesley and Sascha Usenko serve as co-investigators on $890,000 Department of Energy grant gathering data around the Houston metro area to understand the relationship between pollution and specific weather events.
Our Research Commitment
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.