Centuries ago, a university served as a scholarly storehouse to keep scholarship safe during the threatening medieval environment. During the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution led to an expanded role for the university as a competence factory, where students, faculty, and facilities worked together to create new knowledge, especially in agriculture, engineering, and the sciences. This model dominated the 20th century and led to an explosion in value creation.
Today, UA fulfills one of its fundamental responsibilities of a top-tier, 21st century, public research university as an innovation hub. Faculty, staff and students collaborate with public and private partners, entrepreneurs, investors, and other previously disconnected groups who otherwise might never meet.
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 development
- Services including training, education, and expert consultation
Centers & Institutes
Tech Launch Arizona
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 Arizona Center for Innovation with the highest priority of recruitment of companies with connections to the UA to locate at these facilities.Learn more