LSU is a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution on the banks of the Mississippi River. We are a comprehensive, state flagship university, and our academic programs span science, engineering, humanities, arts and social sciences. As an R-1 university in the Carnegie Higher Education Classification, research and economic development are central to our mission, and our research productivity places us in the top 3% of institutions of higher education in the United States.
Our research efforts are as broad as our academic programs. We also invest strategically in seven areas of multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary focus, as embodied in our research centers and institutes and described in our Strategic Plan. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about these initiatives. Within this site, you will find stories of our faculty and staff’s research accomplishments, as well as information on research opportunities, support for research compliance and links to our collaborating research centers and institutes.
Our Office of Research & Economic Development invests heavily in economic development activities for the state and region. We invite you to come visit, discuss your ideas for collaboration and see how our resources can support your plans. Whether you are a small start-up or a major industry looking for research partnership, we have the faculty, staff and infrastructure to help you succeed.
Samuel J. Bentley
Vice President for Research & Economic Development