The University of Utah is committed to excellence, innovation, and diversity in conducting transformative, high-quality research.
Recognized as a Top-Tier 1 research university (Carnegie Classification of Institutions in Higher Education) – the U continues to develop groundbreaking research on a local, national, and international level. The university’s distinguished research community is cultivated through its 18 colleges, 35 interdisciplinary programs, 100 academic departments/ divisions, and 120 centers/bureaus on campus. The U has a wide-range of advanced studies including, but are not limited to:
Opioid addiction and chronic pain
Cancer research and infectious diseases
Environmental studies and sustainability
Humanities, communication and education
Military health and suicide prevention
Science computing, technology and engineering
Human genetics and precision medicine
Dance, art and game design for health
In addition to the U’s diverse research portfolio, the institution is also a catalyst
for economic growth and innovation, creating over 280 spin-out companies—and 16,000 jobs – from the university’s inventions and technologies (BEBR Report, 2011). With
the determination and support of our research community, the University of Utah will
continue to develop cutting-edge research to enhance the lives of current and future
generations to come.
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