CEU is a research-intensive university. Its core faculty have international academic credentials and typically devote at least half of their time to research including through participation in European and international projects. More than one-third of CEU students are pursuing doctoral degrees and, thus, are also actively involved in research, normally on par with faculty members. To foster interdisciplinary research focused on the critical issues of the 21st century, CEU operates a number of Research Centers and hosts several Research Groups. Its Research Development and Support Office (RDSO) provides vital institutional support to developing and implementing collaborative research projects.