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.

 

$54.5M
Awarded to UMKC for research projects (FY21)

UMKC is the only comprehensive research institution in the Kansas City metropolitan area, with significant research strengths in:

  • Cellular basis of disease (e.g., neurobiology and biological communication, musculoskeletal research and development, delivery of novel therapeutics) 
  • Data analytics
  • Advanced materials and biomaterials
  • Transformative, effective and equitable education
  • Improving patient and population health
  • Environmental sustainability and civic engagement
  • Global cultures, history and diversity
  • Artistic and creative expression 

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.

466
Research proposals submitted (FY21)

Sound Mandala Introduces New Way To Be Immersed in Audio

A true surround sound system, dozens of speakers line the walls for a unique listening experience

St. Louis Native Finds Community and Purpose in Pharmacy at UMKC

Savannah Jenkins is seeking doctoral and master's degrees simultaneously

Big Data Is Big Time

New center provides opportunities to use multimodal data to solve community problems and develop a critical workforce in Missouri and Midwest.