We conduct research that matters.

As a research-intensive institution, our students—undergraduate and graduate—delve further into subjects they may have only dreamed about.

Recent examples include advanced manufacturing institues, zero-energy housing, using supercomputers for medical breakthroughs, and studying diseases in species around the world.

But our collaborations are in no way limited to science.

From improving mental health and education to economics and taxation efficiencies, our work impacts people, places, and industries throughout the world.

Research News

Moving Targets: Migration Increasingly Criminalized

From Quest: Recent UT graduate Valerie King is quickly becoming one of the planet’s brightest thinkers in the field of "crimmigration"—an emerging area of study focusing on the criminalization of immigration. "Migration is on the rise, and many governments are setting policies that criminalize migration, making various groups vulnerable to detention, imprisonment, and other types of harm," King says. "Scholars around the world are trying to find the answers, and I hope to be one of them."

Colloquia Encourage Researchers to Make Use of Advanced Computing Resources

Tony Mezzacappa, director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), is hosting a series of campus sessions this semester to share how JICS resources and expertise can assist with research in a wide variety of fields.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Service Learning in Communications, Public Library

Service Learning in UT's public relations capstone class provides students with hands-on learning experience developing and planning a communication campaign. In the public library service learning course, students partner with public libraries and other agencies to develop community-based projects.

UT Study Investigates Gap Between Motorists’ Fuel Economy Estimates and Government Ratings

A new study from the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy indicates that the gap between government fuel economy estimates and what consumers are reporting has increased for recent model year vehicles.

Vossler is Quest Scholar of the Week

Christian Vossler is a professor and Robert Bohm Scholar in the Department of Economics.

Experience Learning Student Spotlight: Sahba Seddighi

"We all respond to stress in different ways. Some get headaches. Some get heart disease. But the underlying mechanisms for the basis of this variation is not fully understood," Sahba Seddighi told Quest magazine last October. A senior in the College Scholars Program, she studies neuroplasticity—how the brain changes as a result of life experiences. >> Video

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