AUI is specially equipped with facilities for research in the field of agricultural sciences, natural and environmental sciences, such as feed and soil chemical analysis, molecular, forestry, soil conservation and soil erosion, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, AUI has the facilities and equipment for a variety of analytical research.

The uniqueness of the university consists of relatively large proportion of research work, which is of great strength when it comes to research studies, i.e. learning to master's and doctoral degrees.

AUI cooperates with two research Centres situated at the campus site: Research Centre of Energy in Agriculture  and Research Centre of Wetlands in Andakill Nature Reserve and Ramsar Site.