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The mission of Georgetown University manifests itself in multiple ways that extend beyond the classroom. Our faculty engage in research and scholarship that extends around the globe. By tackling some of the most critical intellectual and social issues of the day, faculty demonstrate Georgetown's commitment to academic excellence and serving others.
Research centers, institutes and programs
Georgetown is home to several national research centers, including the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), the Center for the Study of Learning, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE). In addition, our faculty engage in scholarly research, most often in association with graduate or undergraduate programs and departments.
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University faculty
Our distinguished faculty include renowned U.S. and international professionals who bring to the classroom a lifetime of experience. Dedicated to the art of teaching, of sharing knowledge and skills of their disciplines, the faculty are also deeply involved in the work of making and applying new knowledge through research.
Research opportunities
The University provides opportunities for students to participate in research and scholarly endeavors, through programs including the Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Carroll Fellows Initiative, and Hughes Scholars, as well as in individual academic departments and programs. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences assists graduate students seeking extramural research funding and exploring new fields of research that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Libraries
The University libraries are the intellectual backbone for research activities at Georgetown. Collectively, seven libraries provide access to 2.4 million volumes and 35,000 print and electronic journals. Students and faculty also have borrowing privileges with the Washington Library Research Consortium and enhanced access to the Library of Congress.
Offices and resources
The University's research resources span three separate campuses: Arts and Sciences, Medical and Law. Faculty and student research is supported by numerous offices, including:
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Faculty and graduate student research support.
Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
Support for faculty sponsored activities.
Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)
Innovative pedagogies and educational technologies.
Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)
Patenting and licensing activities.
Advanced Research Computing
University Information Services.
Associate Vice President of Research
Georgetown University Medical Center.
Research and Clinical Trials
Medical Center research initiatives, clinical trials, grants and contracts support.
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