Reports & Publications

Research, Discovery & Innovation and the University of Arizona produce a variety of University-wide publications, including highlights & rankings, annual reports, and other special publications.

Strategic Planning Sessions

Over the summer, Research, Discovery & Innovation convened a number of workshops with a diverse mix of faculty from across disciplines to “blueprint” our future. The sessions were used to flesh out the tactics for the interdisciplinary Never Settle research areas of Space Systems, Water/Energy/Arid Environment, Defense & Security, Imaging, Informatics, and Biosciences. Please click here to see more information.

Highlights & Rankings

The University of Arizona, a premier public research university, is ranked among the top 100 research schools in the world. The National Science Foundation ranks the UA 19th in research and development expenditures among public universities and colleges, and 30th among public and private universities and colleges. Learn more

Reports on Research

The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) Annual Research Report provides an in-depth and comprehensive review of Arizona’s higher education research enterprise. 

The Annual Report of Awards lists all grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and gifts awarded to the University of Arizona for fiscal year. The report provides information on awards broken out by Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) group, college, sponsor, and a detailed information by organization.

Annual Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) Report. At the University of Arizona, TRIF promotes the economic development of the state by catalyzing innovative research in target areas of high impact; facilitating the translation of research results into new products and services that benefit the health, security, and prosperity of Arizona; and educating students—from elementary to graduate school—to be science and innovation leaders who will create Arizona’s bright high‐technology future.

Bold Ideas: Research at the University of ArizonaThe Bold Ideas: Research at the University of Arizona brochure provides a snapshot of some of the research taking place at the University of Arizona.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Advancing Research in Science and Engineering 2 (ARISE II): Unleashing America's Research & Innovation Enterprise tackles a broad set of issues facing the U.S. science and technology community. The American Academy of Arts & Sciences Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream report details where we are in the U.S. regarding vital investments in research which are key to our continued progress as a nation.