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.

Navigating the information ecosystem

The Truthiness Collaborative

Homelessness & technology

Connecting Skid Row

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Interdisciplinary Energy

Today’s challenges are multifaceted, complex issues that reflect our globalized world. In response, our research approach is to collaborate across boundaries. The Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience is just one example of how we think and act outside the lines.

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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.

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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.