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As Arizona’s premier research university, the University of Arizona is ranked among the top 25 of public research universities nationwide with more than $680 million in research activity. While such rankings are an important marker of our success, it is the impact of our research that matters most. Our research is creating the next generation of knowledge—and is translated and applied to society’s grand challenges—to enhance economic development and promote a rich quality of life. Through research experiences in and out of the classroom with our award-winning faculty, students have unparalleled opportunities to discover, learn, and to be prepared for the competitive global economy.
The Office for Research, Discovery and Innovation supports the world-class research enterprise at the University of Arizona and provides a front-door to Arizona research.
An internal resource for researchers to help find funding opportunities, develop proposals, manage grants and contracts, navigate through research compliance, and other resources to help turn ideas into outcomes.
Centers & Institutes
Of the many centers and institutes at the UA, some are overseen directly by Research, Discovery & Innovation.
The University of Arizona is home to many research resources called “core facilities” that are available for use by faculty, students, and scientists. Among the many UA cores, 12 report directly to the Senior Vice President for Research.