Classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is making new discoveries that will advance science and may improve people's lives. NSU scientists are engaged in exciting interdisciplinary research projects to make discoveries and produce new knowledge in healthcare, biotechnology, life sciences, environment and social sciences. NSU faculty are using more than $87 million in externally provided funding to work on projects that advance the university’s mission of research, academic excellence, and public service. They are working on hundreds of basic, applied and clinical research projects to improve patient care, make new drug discoveries, reduce mental health disorders, and examine the forces that impact our oceans.

The university continues to expand its research vision with the addition of new faculty researchers, the implementation of policies designed to improve the research infrastructure at the university, and new academic and industry collaborations. Our researchers and their teams continue to welcome external partners who support their vision. By sharing ideas, pooling resources, and collaborating on findings that promote innovative research, Nova Southeastern University and its partners create real-world change for the benefit of the public.

NSU Research Highlights

  • Classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Hundreds of research projects currently underway at NSU, including anti-cancer therapies, chronic fatigue syndrome, coral reef restoration, breast cancer, stem cells, disorders causing blindness and wildlife DNA forensics. 
  • Research is a key part of Vision 2020, a university initiative that includes excellence and innovation in research.
  • A highlight of the growth and strength of our enterprise is the recent opening of the $50 million Center for Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research in Hollywood, Florida. 
  • $87 million in external funding for sponsored projects.
  • NSU's $100 million revolutionary Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) is open and houses one of Florida's largest wet labs, the NSU InformationTechnology Incubator, and some of the world's most accomplished researchers.