Kansas State University has been a land-grant leader since 1863. Below are examples of some recent successes in research, scholarly, and creative activity and discovery.
Building and Protecting Global Food Systems
Kansas State University is a leader in addressing global food system challenges. We are proud of our 150-year commitment to making the best use of resources and protecting our population.
- Wheat, sorghum, and soybean breeding
- Beef, dairy cattle, and swine health, nutrition, and management
- Risk assessment for farmers
- Farm equipment engineering
- Water resources
- Improving local produce
- Reducing food waste
- Food safety for consumers
Designing and Disseminating Better Health and Nutrition Practices
Kansas State University prioritizes a healthy society and workforce for all stages of life. Our focus on health and nutrition research, education, and policies promotes a healthier world.
Enabling Impactful Technologies
Technology never stands still, and neither does Kansas State University. We invest in the nation’s future needs for reliable energy and resources, and we anticipate the physical and digital infrastructure necessary for next-generation technologies.
Kansas State University has played a key role in aiding local and global prosperity for more than 150 years. As the nation’s first land-grant university, we pioneer and prioritize education and outreach that improves lives and revitalizes communities.
- Food safety
- Social media and relationships
- Personal financial planning
- Dog and cat diseases, including veterinary oncology
- Rural studies and immigration
- Nuclear reactor safety
- Interior design
- Math circles
- Student learning assessment
- Human emotional connections with wildlife
- Drama therapy
- Kansas History
Kansas State University has a strong foundation and heritage of research that decodes nature. In addition to the areas mentioned above in global food systems, our faculty achieves international recognition for critical research.
- Grassland ecology
- Environmental change and animal populations
- Soil and carbon storage
- Nesting behaviors of Arctic shorebirds
- Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
- Insect biology
- Fruit fly muscle models for human muscles
- Multicellular evolution
- Pathogen evolution
- Mirror symmetry and tropical geometry