Major Initiatives

CU Boulder’s wide breadth of fundamental and applied research activities intersect to advance five interdisciplinary initiatives aimed at solving critical problems of society at state, national, and global levels in areas such as health care, security, communications, infrastructure, transportation, energy, natural resources, and education. In each area, we partner with departments and institutes across campus and with external institutions todevelop large-scale, innovative research efforts that transcend traditional academic and geographical boundaries.