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At Indiana University, we're exploring the nature of the universe and making breakthrough discoveries in astronomical, earth, and atmospheric science.

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Expertise Highlight

Unlocking the mysteries of the universe

There's so much to discover about the world around us. That's why our researchers and students are working not only to understand our place in the universe but also how to protect the planet we call home.

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Student success

Preparing tomorrow's climate change leaders

IU is one of the only universities to send students to the U.N. Conference of the Parties, where they tackle climate challenges alongside world leaders.

Meet tomorrow's leaders
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At the forefront of astronomical discoveries

IU has been exploring the universe since 1830 and continues to make significant discoveries in astrophysics, astronomy, and more.

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Protecting biodiversity around the world

The Midwest Center for Biodiversity is searching for solutions for habitat loss in Indiana and globally, even reaching the peaks of the Andes Mountains.

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MPA grad tackles environmental issues in underserved areas

Cody Smith, a recent grad from IU’s top-ranked Master of Public Affairs program, is empowering vulnerable Midwestern communities in Indiana to solve their unique environmental challenges.

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Solar eclipse gives IU researchers unique opportunity

IU Bloomington is one of only three coordinating sites helping to capture a nearly hourlong continuous video of the sun during totality to reveal the secrets of the sun's corona.

Learn about the eclipse research
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Space Governance Lab tackles policy in the final frontier

IU's Space Governance Lab seeks to explore the complex mix of legal, political, technical, and social challenges that result from our increasing dependence on space-based infrastructure.

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Students create climate models using supercomputer

Undergraduate researchers in Travis O’Brien’s lab are using IU’s high-powered computing resources to learn climate modeling techniques that reveal new insights into everyday weather patterns.

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Professor wins world-renowned Volvo Environment Prize

Eduardo Brondizio won the prestigious award for his research examining how human-environment interactions have transformed the Amazon. Three laureates have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.

Learn more about the prize
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Professor researches a tornado's impact on the environment

In the wake of a tornado at McCormick's Creek State Park, an IU professor began studying the forever-changed forests to conduct first-of-its-kind research on natural disasters’ impact on the environment.

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Student Success

McKinney Climate Fellows earn critical job skills

Nearly 200 IU students have seized the opportunity to become sustainability leaders as McKinney Climate Fellows, helping Indiana organizations advance their climate and sustainability goals.

Meet the fellows

IU is at the forefront of solving some of society’s most pressing challenges, while providing the type of immersive student experiences and rich faculty collaborations that are at the heart of our mission as a public research university.

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Areas of Expertise

Leading the Way to Excellence

Indiana University is fearlessly tackling some of society's biggest challenges. Making breakthrough discoveries in technology, medicine, and science. And transforming our world in ways both big and small.

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Artificial intelligence

AI has the potential to change everything—and we're showing the world how to make the most of it. Through projects touching business, healthcare, education, the arts, and more, we're paving the way to a more intelligent future.

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The arts

It's been said that art makes the world go round. It certainly makes life better. We're using art to improve healthcare, broaden perspectives, enable communication, and create the masterpieces of tomorrow.

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