TED University acknowledges teaching, research, and community service as the main components that form the identity of a university. The majority of advancements in the contemporary world are a result of research done at universities; however studies that focus on producing simplistic/typical outputs can only reach weak conclusions which do not have a significant impact.

Being aware of the new forms that intellectual contributions might take in this era, we attempt to look at a wider spectrum of research. Rather than considering teaching and research as two separate matters, we support research that addresses social problems, that is interdisciplinary emphasizing the scientific integrity and comprehensiveness, and that can make a difference at the local, national, and global levels.

We enable TEDU faculty members to officially allocate one week day to their externally funded projects and encourage them to focus on research and develop collaborative research partnerships with other institutions. We also encourage institutionally funded research activities with TEDU Research Endorsements.