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   Innovative. Interdisciplinary. Diverse.  

We are one of the top 100 public research universities in the nation, and growing each year.  We see research as a way to engage our students in education and a way to better the world. Our researchers are educators, scholars, humanitarians, scientists, creatives, and students. We work here in San Diego and throughout five of the continents.

Research Spotlight

Satellite in space

Material Engineering in the Final Frontier

SDSU engineer Randall German is sending experiments to the International Space Station to improve fabrication techniques in space.

Two hands performing sign language

Spoken and Signed Language processed similarly by the brain

A new study finds that ASL users and English speakers show nearly identical brain patterns when producing complex phrases.

People on a raft in the San Diego River

Stewards of the San Diego River

SDSU researchers are teaming up to protect the health of the river and mitigate flooding.


Research at a glance

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24 Doctoral Programs