University of Arizona Research, Innovation & Impact

About University of Arizona Research, Innovation & Impact

Research with a bold, distinctive and differentiated vision
The Office for Research, Innovation and Impact supports the world-class research enterprise at the University of Arizona, which is ranked among the top 25 public universities nationwide with more than $687 million in research activity. Our researchers continue to forge innovative pathways, form powerful collaborations and make remarkable discoveries.

The UA research community is committed to preparing students to thrive in a time of augmented intelligence and the fusion of the digital, physical and biological worlds. Our research is creating the next generation of knowledge—and is translated and applied to society’s grand challenges—to enhance economic development and promote a rich quality of life in Arizona and beyond.

Fundamentally, Research, Innovation and Impact is responsible for advancing transformative excellence in research across campus, with particular attention to our land-grant mission of service to the State of Arizona. We do so by enabling the research success of our faculty through supporting university research centers, institutes, museums and core facilities; providing research development, stewardship, compliance and safety services; and securing strategic external partnerships.


RLSS Student Employee

March 2021 Tucson, AZ
“You learn a lot about occupational health, in terms of laser, radiation, biological, and chemical safety. In the summer, I mostly worked in chemical safety. It was great to see the behind the scenes of how labs are operated and evaluated, which was something I didn't really think of when taking lab classes. I gained a lot of appreciation for this type of work.”
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