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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 

 




              WHAT ONE U CAN DO

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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Research News

New phenomenon discovered that fixes a common problem in lasers: Wavelength splitting

A team led by University of Utah physicists has discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs...

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Protecting the Field of Dreams

Plants have important things to say, and University of Utah electrical and computer engineering...

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Afterschool programs provide “incredible benefits”—but many Utah youth are missing out on them

As many as 99,000 youth may be left unsupervised when the school day ends and more than twice that...

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Researchers Conduct First Population-based Study of Suicide Risk in People with Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 59 children in the...

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Newly published paper examines river ecology on a global scale

[This is adapted from an original release from Oakland University.] A study that brought together...

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JAN MILLER PRESENTED AWARD BY PRESIDENT XI JINPING

Distinguished Professor Jan D. Miller, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, College of Mines...

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Last Updated: 2/14/19