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Research in Action

Radford University has a vibrant research, scholarship and creative community. The production of knowledge, advancement of aesthetic and creating better communities is an active part of academic life at Radford University. Across all of our disciplines, research and creative scholarship is at the core of our undergraduate and graduate programs. Inspired and passionate faculty come to Radford University to advance society and mentor our students cultivating academically challenging and supportive environments to advance this work.


Once every two years, a group of Radford University students and faculty brave chilling temperatures and Arctic winds in Utqiagvik, Alaska, all in the name of research. Students have the flexibility to choose from a list of questions previous trips left for research, or investigate their own.

In the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition (RARE), Radford University students and faculty travel to the Amazon, explore the Peruvian rainforest and conduct personally-designed scholarly projects with global impact.