IIT’s research focus can be summed up in one word: innovation. Whether implementing technology deployment in the emerging world or developing new forms of big-data storage, IIT research emphasizes bold solutions in areas of increasing global significance.
The word “interdisciplinary” is used frequently in higher education. At IIT, interdisciplinary research is a university strategic priority. Research themes focusing on energy and sustainability, and improving the quality of life, among others, transcend individual majors and encourage innovation across boundaries.
Research is central to the graduate student’s experience, and we take that seriously. Our cutting-edge facilities include ample room for student laboratory space. IIT’s six libraries offer access to more than 1.8 million volumes and more than 100 online research databases. IIT’s Chicago location, and corporate and research partnerships, provide countless opportunities for research and work.