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.

Jan. 18, 2023
The Path to R1
From the very beginning, the dream of Baylor University as an internationally recognized, preeminent Christian research university was audacious. Learn more about Baylor's vision and path to research growth.
Nov. 6, 2022
National Compliance and Ethics Week
A note from Vice Provost for Research Kevin Chambliss celebrating Baylor’s missional focus on ethics and integrity.
Oct. 5, 2022
Living Out the Vision
Baylor University continues to seek faculty whose research, teaching and faith commitment demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and impact. Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., shares the pathway to recruiting faculty and pursuing preeminence as a Christian research university in this Q&A.
Sep. 23, 2022
Baylor Celebrates National Research Administrator Day Amid R1 Achievement
Baylor University is celebrating National Research Administrator Day by recognizing the team effort that supports researchers across campus and helped Baylor attain Research 1 designation – three years earlier than expected – among the nation’s top R1 universities.
Sep. 22, 2022
A Preeminent Christian Research University
The last 12 months have brought much to celebrate concerning Baylor research. These achievements are not a finish line, but rather a benchmark, as we steward this unique moment and pursue preeminence as a Christian research university.
Sep. 7, 2022
Baylor Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2021
Top university patent holders ranked in annual report from the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association.
Aug. 25, 2022
Leading Quantum Materials Researcher, Science Advances Deputy Editor Appointed as Inaugural Fenn Chair
Julia Chan, Ph.D., returned to her alma mater after more than two decades at LSU and UT-Dallas and will provide leadership in Baylor’s burgeoning materials science efforts as The Tim and Sharalynn Fenn Family Endowed Chair in Materials Science.
Aug. 8, 2022
360 Degree Mentorship
A look inside a Baylor lab group demonstrates the research ecosystem that develops when top-notch faculty, postdocs and students of all levels interact in this Baylor Magazine piece.