Scientific research represents one of the missions assumed through the University Chart of the "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Research activities are run within all disciplines and departments of our university, and the financial support is ensured, for the most part, by grants and research contracts. The extraordinary effort of teaching staff collectives and the institutional frame improved by creating the Department for Research and Development, apart from the more generous offer of the financing programs, are the conditions which have allowed our university to install in a leading position among medical universities from Romania, as regards the number and value of the research grants won by competition.

In recent years, the national strategy regarding scientific research has allowed the configuration of research and excellence centers, accredited by the CNCSIS/NURC. There are one excellence center and 15 research centers running at present within the university.