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)

Nursing Research Mentor Knows: Horses Are Good for You

Sharon White-Lewis oversees a rare nursing doctoral research program in equine therapy.

Education Faculty Publish Award-Winning Collection of Essays

Womanish Black Girls/Women Resisting Contradictions of Silence and Voice

Two NEH Grants to Aid High-Tech Humanities Research

Use of digital photography, computer analysis and cataloging bring historical texts alive for modern researchers.