Trent University's Strategic Research Plan has been developed around three integrated, interdisciplinary research themes organized around Trent's strengths (often at a world-class level) and the strategic directions in which the University’s research is heading.
These three areas are:
- Humanities & Culture: Characterized by an interdisciplinary overview of the human condition
- Healthy & Sustainable Communities: A research theme that has global impact through collaborative and community‐based research in Psychology, Nursing, Education, Business, and, specific to Trent, a critical mass of research and community building knowledge within Indigenous Studies
- The Environment: A key theme at Trent for a number of decades