We thrive on diversity of thought and experience, on unbridled imagination, relentless effort and extraordinary care. We recognize, in the very real perils and possibilities of the world, difficult questions requiring intense and extended study. This is research at Lehigh.


Community of Scholars

At Lehigh, our purpose is to enable the next generation to thrive beyond the imagination of the current. As an international community of scholars, we approach the world with curiosity, seek answers to the most challenging questions, and work to inform and empower others. We listen. We learn. We imagine. We share.

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We ask questions that others might not—questions that perplex, questions that inspire and questions that matter.

Researchers working together


Through a dynamic, collaborative environment, Lehigh's research programs, centers and institutes benefit from shared resources, collective effort, and the insight, support and imaginations of colleagues and constituents.

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We keep eyes and ears open to the concerns and aspirations of those who look to us for insight.

Student Research Experience

At Lehigh, we foster inquisitive minds through hands-on, real-world experience. Our students work with faculty, with peers and independently to ask important questions and seek answers in thoughtful and unique ways. Lehigh invites students to immerse themselves in a dynamic research environment both on campus and around the world. Learn more >

  • Undergraduate Research

    Mapping Human History in the Hebrides

    Lehigh students and faculty took part in an excavation on Orasay, a tiny, uninhabited island connected by a sandbar to the much larger island of South Uist, Scotland.

    Lehigh students in an excavation on Orasay
  • Graduate Research

    Streamlining Hospital OR Scheduling

    Doctoral student Miao Bai and his colleagues in Lehigh’s ISE department developed a proactive algorithm for operating room scheduling that could cut costs by almost 10 percent.

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Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs works closely with faculty and staff to support research, education and service, as well as meet commitments to sponsors.

Technology Transfer

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) supports the shepherding of research results into practice.

Graduate Student Life

The Graduate Life Office is dedicated to enhancing the academic, personal and professional development of our graduate students.


Inspiring the Future Makers

The way forward is not yet defined. The future is ours for the making.

Learn more about The Lehigh University Strategic Plan >


Lehigh Research Review

Scholarship, discovery and thought leadership are the hallmarks of our work, within and across all of our colleges. Read the Research Review >