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Research at LMU tackles important questions, large and small. Across the arts, sciences and humanities, faculty and students explore challenges that stand to make the world a better place. Student research provides an opportunity for high-impact, active learning through one-on-one interaction with faculty mentors, and grows students as critical thinkers, problem solvers, and intellectual independents.

Research Centers & Institutes

LMU is home to 17 interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, where students and faculty wrestle with some of the most pressing social, economic, and spiritual issues of our time.

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StudyLA advocates for a better, more equitable Los Angeles through research, student mentorship, and engagement with its residents and leaders.

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Bioethics Institute

Bioethics students examine the ethical dimensions of scientific advances through analysis of issues including stem cell research, genetics, and cloning.

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The Center for Urban Resilience is committed to improving the quality of life in our urban communities, especially those that have been historically underserved.

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Student Spotlight

UNESCO Program Selects Lion to Lead COVID-19 Study

Lianlen Joy Go Distor’s team will conduct research on how the pandemic has affected young people.

Research in Action

LMU Coastal Research Institute Tackles Coastal Resilience

Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students work together on a range of projects in the lab and in the field.

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Interdisciplinary Research

An Acrobatic Feat

Electrical engineering major and dance minor channels his passions for science and circus arts into innovative project.

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Our Faculty

LMU offers a rich academic experience where students interact with world-class faculty in many different fields of study. Students have ample opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and participate in unique academic experiences in Los Angeles and throughout the world.

  • Number of full-time faculty: 600
  • Number of endowed chairs: 25
  • Faculty awards include 19 Fulbright Scholars, one Nobel Prize winner, one Pulitzer Prize winner, and two Princeton Fellowships


Meet our Faculty

University Libraries

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William H. Hannon Library

The William H. Hannon Library offers a variety of resources to support student research and creative projects, including research tutorials and consultations. The library recognizes student work through Research Awards for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate excellent research strategies and use of the services, resources, and collections to produce a scholarly or creative work.

William M. Rains Law Library

The William M. Rains Law Library, located at the Loyola Law School campus in Downtown Los Angeles, serves as a resource to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Loyola Law School and LMU, and members of the legal education community, the bench, and the bar.