Research & Innovation
Research is what we do best because we’ve created a dynamic, collaborative ecosystem to produce timely, quality work. Breaking silos is what we do. Students at all levels are encouraged to participate in cross-disciplinary research projects, working with distinguished faculty and our surrounding community. Industries around the world look to USC for leadership, inspiration and opportunities to partner around today’s most important and immediate questions.
Tackling Today’s Problems
Research at USC translates into real-world solutions. These projects have generated actionable plans for some of today’s most pervasive issues.
Students are integrated in every level of the research that happens at USC. Learn how students contribute to important advances.
Our top-notch faculty make us one of the leading private research universities in the country. Find out what they’re working on.
Our resources empower USC’s research community to be creative, make astonishing discoveries and translate findings for the betterment of humanity. Find support, methods and tools to make these endeavors happen.
A Place for Innovation
Thinkers and doers thrive in USC’s collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. We foster an entrepreneurial culture focused on solving problems to improve the human condition — and it all starts with innovation.
Centers & Institutes
Spanning a wide array of disciplines and specialties, USC’s centers and institutes are the hotbeds of innovative inquiry and collaboration pushing the frontiers of knowledge forward. USC’s interdisciplinary research ecosystem includes numerous cross-school research projects, programs and initiatives.
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A USC researcher analyzed millions of tweets to shed light on a new dimension of K-Pop’s influence: public health.
Ahead of Thursday’s Great ShakeOut drill, the director of the USC-based Statewide California Earthquake Center discusses its expanding role.