A leadership position Our Research

BU is a major research institution seeking knowledge and creating breakthroughs in everything from African studies to zebrafish genetics. We are members of the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only group of 66 of North America’s most prestigious research universities.

  • Fast Facts

    Take a big-picture look at BU’s research program view all

  • $526.6M

    total research expenditures
    in FY2021

  • 6,726

    publications in 2020

  • AAU

    One of 66 members of the Association of American Universities