Located in the heart of Midtown in Detroit, Michigan, Wayne State University is a center of excellence for urban and community-based research. WSU is one of only two U.S. public universities to hold both the "Highest Research Activity" (R1) and "Community Engagement" designations from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

WSU is a member of the University Research Corridor, an alliance between Wayne State University, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. These three universities contribute 95% of the research conducted in Michigan, and are focused on revitalizing Michigan's economy through education and entrepreneurship. With the expansion of the 12-block research and technology park TechTown, the 2015 opening of the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio), and with over $245.8 million in research expenditures, WSU is a robust contributor to the URC's mission.

Leading the Association of Research Libraries in the percentage of budget dedicated to electronic resources, our libraries allow faculty and students to access resources wherever they are, ensuring that our contributions reach local and global audiences. For more on the research tradition at Wayne State University, visit Wayne State University's Division of Research.

A selection of research activities from The School of Information Sciences faculty is listed below: