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A Focus on the Division

The Towson University Division of Innovation and Applied Research is one of six divisions of Towson University. We serve as a point of entry for businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and community members interested in collaborating with TU. With a focus on fulfilling TU's identity and mission as a workforce and economic development driver, our work falls into four primary areas:

Applied Research and Technical Services

Continuing Education and Workforce Development


Partnerships and Outreach

While these areas may seem very different, together they tie back
to our core work -- improving the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland and its citizens.

Our Blog

Since 2009, many of our staff members have contributed to our blog, highlighting the people, projects, and programs from across campus that are impacting our region. Over the last few months, we have worked to update the blog to better share what's happening at TU, because we know "TU Matters to Maryland."

2016 Review

2016 Year In Review

Over the course of 2016, Division staff wrote 108 blog posts that ranged in topic from empowering Eastern Shore libraries with GIS technology to planning a trip to France for lifelong learners. MORE

Professional Leadership Program for Women Class

The 2017 class of the TU Professional Leadership Program for Women is an incredibly diverse and accomplished group, representing a broad range of professions. Each brings her own unique perspective, which benefits the other women in the current class and our growing alumnae network MORE

A Focus on Partnerships

TU Tigers Support Partnerships

While the Towson University Athletics Department has some significant accolades and big wins, they have even more to be proud of when you take a look at their unique relationships with community partners. MORE

BTU Showcase

Save the date for BTU Showcase, TU's annual networking event that highlights partnerships around Greater Baltimore. This is an opportunity to further existing projects and identify future collaborations MORE

Professional Certification Courses


Certified Medical Coding: Physician's Practice

Starts February 11, 2017

TU's course prepares students to compile, process, and maintain medical records according to federal codes. MORE


Cyber Security Specialist

Starts February 13, 2017

Our entry-level program bundles three international certifications and prepares students for a career in cyber security. MORE


Accounting & Bookkeeping Specialist

Starts March 1, 2017

Learn the skills needed to qualify for positions in payroll, bookkeeping, and accounts payable and receivable. MORE

TUgis: Maryland's Geospatial Conference

Hosted by Towson University, nearly 600 GIS professionals from around the state converge on campus annually for hands-on workshops, presentations, and networking. MORE

GIS Training Offered at Towson University

TU's Center for GIS recognizes the value of tapping into the spatial dimension and has partnered with multiple state institutions to develop and deliver GIS training for Maryland state employees. MORE

Division of Innovation and Applied Research
Towson University
8000 York Road, Towson MD 21252

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With a focus on fulfilling Towson University's identity and mission as a workforce and economic development driver, the Division of Innovation & Applied at Towson University works to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland and its citizens.