The University of Arizona’s mission is to improve the prospects and enrich the lives of the people of Arizona and the world through education, research, creative expression, and community and business partnerships.
Collaborating with UArizona’s outstanding researchers has never been easier.
Whether you are interested in partnering on novel research, connecting with Tucson’s burgeoning start-ups, or locating at our award winning research parks, our team will work collaboratively with you in an effort to identify and establish win-win partnerships.
Research Facilities & Centers
The University of Arizona provides shared research resources called core facilities or cores—highly specialized testbed facilities available for faculty, students, and scientists in government and industry.
Core facilities offer:
- Specialized scientific instruments and equipment
- Cutting-edge technologies for product research and devealopment
- Services including training, education, and expert consultation
Centers & Institutes
UA’s more than 100 centers and institutes facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, government, and industry, as well as offer an opportunity for research to influence public policy and contribute to economic development for our local and extended community.
Tech Parks Arizona
Tech Parks Arizona creates the place, environment, and interactive ground that generates, attracts, and retains technology companies and talent in alignment with the research, mission, and goals of the University of Arizona. Tech Parks Arizona directs the UA Tech Park at Rita Road, UA Tech Park at The Bridges and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation with the highest priority of recruitment of companies with connections to the UA to locate at these facilities.
Meet the bug that tastes 'like quinine with habanero'
Known as the "King of Sting," Justin Schmidt has dedicated his life to the study of insects, mostly the stinging kind. In a recent paper, he explores giant velvet mites – elusive creatures of the arachnid family. Among his discoveries: Virtually no one wants to eat them, suggesting the mites have to contend with few, if any, predators.