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impact

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impact

For more than 130 years, the University of Arizona has been one of the nation’s top research universities.

From historic research achievements and quality academic programs to economic impact and service to the community, our university ranks among the best in higher education.

Today, the UA is poised to lead innovations in health, big data and the environment to name a few. We’re in a position to enable more dynamic and democratic human interaction in an increasingly digital world.

As the UA community works to craft a new strategic plan, it’s clear the university will continue in its role as a major economic driver for business competitiveness as well as the state, regional and national economies.

The university’s research strengths support opportunities for economic development through leading-edge research initiatives, new inventions, technology commercialization and innovative public-private partnerships. UA has also reworked the process for recognizing interdisciplinary research and commercialization activities in the promotion and tenure process.