Highlights & Rankings

 

Through cutting-edge research and innovation, the University of Arizona is committed to expanding human potential, exploring new horizons, and enriching life for all. With $955M in annual research activity, we are leading the way in tackling the most pressing and complex challenges of our time, from climate change to planetary defense, and pandemic preparedness to healthy aging. As the state’s designated land-grant university, making a real-world impact is not just our goal, but our moral obligation.

BY THE NUMBERS

No. 1
ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
R&D Expenditures

No. 2
WATER RESOURCES
in the U.S. (No. 6 in the world)

No. 3
HIGH HISPANIC-ENROLLMENT IN RESEARCH ACTIVITY
in U.S. Institutions

No. 4
EARTH SCIENCE
in the U.S. 

No. 6
NASA-FUNDED ACTIVITY
among public universities

No. 7
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
R&D Expenditures

No. 6
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
in the nation

No. 36
IN R&D EXPENDITURES
overall

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
(as of FY23)

emoji_objects2,753 invention disclosures
knowledge development that can change the world
edit_square537 licenses & options
for university inventions
workspace_premium615 patents issued
Ranked no. 28 among worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents
rocket_launch135 startups launched
commercializing UArizona inventions
attach_money$1.61B in economic output
from commercialization activities between FY17-FY21

LAND-GRANT MISSION 

With offices in all 15 counties, UArizona Cooperative Extension is critical to our land-grant mission of accessible education, research, and outreach. Cooperative Extension connects us to Arizonans statewide, serving as a network of knowledgeable faculty and staff and lifelong educational programs that are transformational in Arizona and beyond.

TOP 20 IN R&D EXPENDITURES

(AMONG PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES)
 
 
 

 


*National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey

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