Innovating Locally. Transforming 全球ly.

We’re known for creating collaborative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues—and you can be a part of it all. More than half of our faculty members are involved in funded research to the tune of more than $62 million in expenditures.

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Office of Research

The Office of Research is dedicated to fostering and facilitating research and development across six colleges and the University's many research centers. 

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ODU Research Foundation

The ODU Research Foundation supports and enhances the research mission of the University by creating and developing opportunities to increase sponsored program activity and utilize research results.

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Resilience at ODU

Old Dominion University's researchers are engaged in cutting-edge work related to all forms of resilience, including flooding and the built environment, green infrastructure, climate change and sea level rise, cybersecurity, and health.

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