The conduct of research, scholarship, and creative activities is at the core of The University of Iowa's multiple missions of education, research, service, and outreach to the state, region, nation, and beyond. Emphasis on discovery and dissemination of new knowledge and creation of new artistic works energizes the intellectual life of the campus, places a unique imprint on the education offered, and permits important contributions to fields as diverse as health care, the sciences, humanities, and the arts. The University has long been recognized as a leader in these fields, in interdisciplinary studies, and in the recognition of creative activities in awarding advanced degrees. The University of Iowa depends on a robust and creative enterprise, an essential mechanism of reaching its aspiration to be recognized among the ten most distinguished public research universities in the United States.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development has as its goal the support and advancement of research, scholarship, and creative activity on our campus. Through a broad variety of activities and services, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development seeks to play an important role in the underpinning of these creative activities in the public and private sectors in our region.