Facilities & Centers

University of Arizona Facilities

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

University of Arizona Research Centers & Institutes

UA’s more than 100 centers and institutes provide researchers with the infrastructure necessary to have a wide-reaching impact on our local and extended community. 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.

The BIO5 Institute harnesses the collaborative power of agriculture, engineering, medicine, science, and pharmacy to find bold solutions to complex problems

Biosphere 2 expands knowledge about Earth, living systems, and our place in the universe

As a research incubator for the arts, humanities, and social sciences, the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry promotes interdisciplinary collaborations and creativity

The Data Science Institute (Data7) supports data-driven research in machine learning, natural language processing, image analysis, and large-scale data visualization

Defense and security research opportunities are coordinated through the Defense and Security Research Institute

The Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute studies aging in the brain to help develop treatments for better memory, and longer, fuller cognitive lives.

The Institute for Energy Solutions advances energy science, policy, and technology R&D, with facilities to assess & optimize solar, bioenergy, forecasting & storage (thermal & batteries) technologies.

The mission of the Institute for LGBT Studies is to promote LGBTQ research, curricula, and educational programming and make the benefits of scholarship available to the public

Now in its second decade, the Institute of the Environment is comprised of scientists, staff, and students who specialize in climate adaptation, renewable energy, environmental stewardship, and environmental arts and humanities.

The STEM Learning Center advances learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math for the benefit of Arizona youth, educators, and employers

The Transportation Research Institute addresses mobility, safety, and environmental challenges of a rapidly evolving transportation ecosystem

At the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, research is supported that links scholarship with relevant policy and decision-making

The Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center focuses on water, wastewater treatment, and alternative energy

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.

Tech Launch Arizona

Tech Launch Arizona puts UA inventions to work through the integration technology commercialization, industry collaboration, startup support, and the assets and activities of the Tech Parks.