As a scientific endeavour, pure research—for research’s sake—pushes the limits of human knowledge and deepens our understanding of our global cultures and physical world.  It is Carleton’s vision that research and teaching are indivisible in the pursuit of knowledge. We are a university that believes good teachers should be good researchers and vice versa.

An investment in teaching and research enables the pursuit of excellence in education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, fostering innovative teaching methods and building a culture of discovery on campus.