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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It’s a stark statistic: for 70 percent of the planet, water security is a concern. Baylor’s environmental scientists, biologists, statisticians and computer scientists are compelled to meet this basic need, joining forces through innovative projects to ensure access to clean water globally.
Baylor chemists form the tip of the spear in cancer research, probing natural products and molecules whose anticancer agents can be strengthened in tandem with others. Their research has driven drug leads and new approaches to advance their discipline.
Baylor researchers are distinctly called to promote human flourishing, motivated by compassion and a conviction that every life deserves dignity. Their research addresses acute challenges and builds foundations and tools that enable individuals and societies to flourish.
In education, psychology and communication science, there’s a synergy among Baylor researchers whose work addresses developmental disorders. Motivated by a belief that everyone’s contribution is indispensable, their work creates paths for treatment and inclusion.
“Collaboration for a Higher Purpose” highlights the Baylor’s distinct Christian mission and the culture of collaboration across the University that continues to elevate Baylor’s research output and impact
Concussions have become an epidemic in the United States. Jungjun Park of Baylor Communication Sciences and Disorders is collaborating to develop a detecting tool that is intuitive to use and provides on-site test results.
Top university patent holders ranked in annual report from the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association
The American Chemical Society honors John L. Wood, Ph.D., for outstanding achievement in the analysis, structure elucidation and chemical synthesis of natural products.
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.