Research at the University of Arizona is measured not only by its academic excellence, but by its world-wide impact—improvements made to the human condition through the use of knowledge, discovery, and innovation. Our researchers work with business, industry, government, health care, and others to answer some of society's most pressing challenges. Our student researchers are curious, engaged in efforts that will help lead to the future fundamental understanding of our world and universe. While the impact of some of our research is immediately evident, the benefits of others can take years, even decades to become apparent.