R1 Impact

R1 Impact

In higher education, R1 research institutions stand apart. These elite research universities impact the world through top tier research that addresses society's greatest challenges.

On December 16, 2021, Baylor's long-pursued goal of R1 recognition became a reality, earning the designation as a doctoral institution with "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. What does this honor mean, and how will it shape the University's future? Baylor faculty and administrators unpack the ways Baylor's status as a preeminent Christian research university will impact our campus, the Baylor Family and the world.

Apr. 6, 2022
The Meaning of R1
Baylor's R1 status is far more than an elite club or glossy résumé item. It positions Baylor to have a significant impact around the world. Baylor faculty explain what that means to them in Baylor Magazine.
Mar. 30, 2022
The Community Impact of R1
Nationally-recognized researcher Sara Dolan is an APA "Citizen Psychologist" who has seen firsthand the how research and scholarship can support community wellbeing. She says Baylor's R1 attainment will open new doors to serve the community.
Feb. 17, 2022
WATCH: Baylor's Journey to R1
Baylor's pursuit of R1 recognition became official in 2019, but the roots of the the University's elite R1 attainment date back more than 20 years. See how visionary moves and a purposeful path guided Baylor to preeminence as a Christian research university.
Jan. 31, 2022
University-Wide Alignment Key in Baylor’s R1 Recognition
Vice Provost for Research Kevin Chambliss explains how alignment from Baylor administration, faculty and staff advanced Baylor's R1 aspirations and rapid attainment.
Jan. 25, 2022
A Preeminent Christian Research University
Daniel Romo, The Schotts Professor of Chemistry and Co-Director of the Baylor Synthesis and Drug-Lead Discovery Laboratory at Baylor, discusses the pursuit of research excellence and discovery at a faith-based R1 university.
Jan. 25, 2022
Baylor’s R1 Attainment an Elite Elevation in Higher Education
When Baylor earned R1 recognition at the end of 2021, the University joined an elite group of research institutions. Erica Bruce, associate professor of environmental science, explains the meaning of R1 in higher education and beyond.
Jan. 14, 2022
From Vision to Reality: Baylor Achieves R1 Recognition
From the moment Baylor officially announced its pursuit of R1 recognition in 2019, the University has been on a purposeful path that reached an elite benchmark faster than anyone anticipated.
Jan. 1, 2022
LISTEN: President Livingstone on Baylor's R1 Recognition
Baylor University is now an R1 research institution. The end of 2021 brought this exciting news, as this long-pursued goal became a reality. In this Baylor Connections, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., discusses these major benchmarks and their impact going forward.