From treating cancer to diagnosing Alzheimer’s to using drones to deliver aid, UMKC is leading the way in solving some of the world’s greatest scientific challenges.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is a research university on the move. We play a major role in the Kansas City area as an educator, employer and research leader, but more broadly, we are at the forefront of some of the most important research happening across the country and around the world.

We invite you to ask yourself this important question: Which of life's mysteries are you itching to solve? It's a question that has driven our faculty, staff and students to some of their most important work.

A deep sense of curiosity is what drives us to ask the big questions, then find the answers.

 

$43.7M
awarded to UMKC research projects (FY 2018)

What does research mean at UMKC? Here are just a few of the subjects we've explored recently:

Go ahead, explore the topics that make you say, "I wonder..." We're wondering too.

431
research proposals submitted (FY 2018)

Engineering Faculty Develops Technology to Remove Harmful Chemical from Wastewater

Professor Megan Hart received $354,000 from the Department of Defense to continue work on PFAS

UMKC Professor Wins Grant for Using One Health Data

Gerald Wyckoff is one of three local scientists awarded nexus of human and animal research funding

Prison Research and Innovation

$200,000 Urban Institute grant supports corrections research, offender rehabilitation