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About Boise State Research

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Welcome to the Division of Research and Economic Development at Boise State. This is an exciting time for Idaho’s largest university as our research programs continue to gain momentum and stature. “Metropolitan Research University of Distinction” is a very fitting description of Boise State, as it it underscores the centrality of research to the university’s mission. Research truly is the future of this institution, and I share that message whenever and wherever I can.

Why is research so important? Simply put, research enhances the university’s reputation, strengthens the education of its students and fuels economic growth. A commitment to research is a quality that defines the nature of an institution and distinguishes it as superior. Boise State possesses this commitment, and will continue to reap the benefits of its dedication over time.

The Division of Research and Economic Development strives to create a supportive environment for the research enterprise. We provide services through the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Research Compliance and have established a Research Council to gain input from key stakeholders across the campus. We also are working to diversify our research portfolio by establishing partnerships with businesses in the state and region. These are just a few of the ways we are working to support research at Boise State.

When I meet with members of the public and private sector on behalf of the university, I’m always eager to share our plans and to promote our research, scholarship and creative activity.  It is my hope that the campus, community and state will in turn share my enthusiasm for the highly regarded research conducted here and that we realize the promise it holds in shaping the future of Boise State.

We hope that our website will provide you with the information you need regarding research at Boise State. If there is additional information we can provide, please don’t hesitate to contact my office.

Harold Blackman
Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development, (208) 426-5732