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Office of Research

Office of Research

Our research mission is oriented to our students, and to our region. Students work alongside talented faculty in cutting-edge research, learning where new knowledge and creativity comes from, and most importantly, how to assess its validity. Our students are often solving problems for our community, underscoring our commitment to being a driver of the economy and quality of life of our community, and become equipped with skills and relationships for success in their careers.

We challenge our students to be active agents in their education. The FUSE program challenges students to write their own grant proposals and Innoplexx challenges students to start their own business. Our students have stepped up impressively. FUSE can boast a wide array of award-winning research and creative activity. Innoplexx students now work full-time for their own company.

At the WKU Office of Research we are committed to facilitating the research and creative activities of our faculty, staff and students. Contact us at any time


Resources for Faculty

Center for Research and Development

The Center for Research and Development on the corner of Nashville Road and Campbell Lane is the nexus of our engagement with business.

Research Centers

Research Centers foster interdisciplinary research that does not easily fall within a single department.

Intellectual Property

Innovative and creative works holding exclusive rights for commercialization.

Office of Research Integrity

Providing guidance in the protection of the rights, welfare, and security of the campus community involved in activities ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Office of Sponsored Programs

WKU connects teaching with research bringing in over $22 million in external funding for 2010.

WKU Research Foundation

Provides customized services for contracting with business and industry to assist WKU in attracting and retaining quality researchers.









WKU professor recognized at his alma mater in China
Professor Haiwang Yuan of WKU Libraries was recognized last month at his alma mater Nankai University in Tianjin, China, for his contributions to the academic development of the College of Foreign Languages (CFL). On Oct. 22, the College of Foreign Language held a Book Donation and Guest Professorship Ceremony for Yuan with Dean of the […]
CCSA awards Storyteller Scholarships to 7 students
The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), a nonprofit consortium that develops, plans and coordinates study abroad programs in predominantly English-speaking countries, has awarded Storyteller Scholarships to seven college students throughout the United States. The Storyteller Scholarship is designed to encourage students enrolled in CCSA programs to tell their own stories while they participate in […]
ICYMI: News Around Campus
In case you missed it, here are links to some recent news items/social media posts from WKU colleges, departments and programs. (More: To keep up with “News Around Campus” check out the headlines listed on the right side of the WKU News page or subscribe to the “News Around Campus” RSS feed; to connect with […]












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