Partners and Resources


Successful research and innovation activities are dependent on collaboration and the smart use of a variety of resources. To that end, the Office of Research and Innovation works closely with numerous other agencies, working groups, offices and initiatives across the university and broader community.

Campus Master Planning

Master planning will integrate academic, physical and financial priorities and serve as a road map for Marquette’s capital projects during the next 10 years.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is a regional biomedical collaboration involving clinical and translational science among Marquette University, the Medical College of Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital and Froedtert Hospital.

Community engagement and social responsibility

As a Catholic, Jesuit university, we are committed to developing men and women who will dedicate their lives to the service of others. This community engagement website showcases Marquette’s resources and how the university community engages in Milwaukee, surrounding areas and around the world.

The Commons

The Commons gives Marquette students, along with students from 22 other southeast Wisconsin colleges and universities, an opportunity to get firmly planted in the region’s growing innovation economy. Students put their skills to the test with real-world projects, working with talented peers and receive mentorship and networking opportunities.

Innovation in Milwaukee

MiKE, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, creates and supports programming that convenes corporations, universities and talent networks (entrepreneurs, students, independents) in order to foster the development of an innovative workforce in the greater Milwaukee area.

Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship

The Kohler Center is a hub for fostering new ventures, encouraging innovation and creative cross-collaboration between students, faculty and staff from each of Marquette’s 12 colleges and schools, engaging them through: mentoring, community partnerships, pitch competitions, workshops, speakers and free office-space.

Near West Side Partners

The Near West Side, as defined by the City of Milwaukee, is bound by I-43 (east), Hwy. 41 (west), Vliet Street and Highland Blvd. (north) and I-94 (south). It is a neighborhood of neighborhoods where the assets are plentiful and distinct. High-performing schools, hardworking business & healthcare institutions, generous non-profits, delicious restaurants and fun entertainment opportunities are here and available in the Near West Side. Not only is the area commercial, but it is residential, with each neighborhood holding its own rich, historic memories.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is Marquette University's central point of coordination for sponsored projects and the legally authorized representative for grants, contracts and assurances. ORSP represents the sum of Marquette's experience with extramural sponsors and partners over time. ORSP helps faculty and administrators build bridges between Marquette and extramural sponsors and other institutions to advance the university's mission, and it fosters excellence in sponsored projects by promoting best practices, policies and procedures that ensure consistency and efficiency in our transactions with sponsors and partners.

Research, scholarship and innovation

Marquette University's renowned faculty-scholars work to advance their fields and improve the world around us. Faculty edit a number of scholarly journals and frequently collaborate with academic partners around the world. Marquette is also home to more than 20 academic centers and institutes.

Social Innovation Initiative

Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit identity calls members of the campus community to Be the Difference, preparing men and women for and with others. These fundamental characteristics and traits align nicely with social innovation and social entrepreneurship; attacking root causes of social problems with sustainable models that increase human capability.

Strategic Planning

Marquette University aspires to be among the most innovative and accomplished Catholic and Jesuit universities in the world. The university will reach beyond traditional academic boundaries and embrace new and collaborative methods of teaching, learning, research and service so that Marquette graduates will be problem-solvers and agents for change, ready in the spirit of St. Ignatius to "go and set the world on fire."