It all starts with wonder. About what’s possible and about what lies just beyond the imagination. We pride ourselves on breaking new ground, spurring innovation and lifting up diverse voices. Because at the University of Arizona, wonder makes us do the extraordinary.
WONDER MAKES US SAFER
Resilience in the COVID-19 Era
Ensuring the health of our community starts with testing. Our multi-pronged strategy prioritizes widespread testing with the deployment of three types of COVID tests, as well as the development of a new diagnostic gargle test – early results show it’s safer and simpler than the nasal swab.
Contact tracing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. In addition to utilizing traditional tracing methods, our Water and Energy Sustainable Technology Center implemented wastewater surveillance, an important tactic advocated by the CDC. Thanks to wastewater testing, we detected the presence of COVID-19 in a dorm, allowing us to quarantine asymptomatic students before the virus evolved into an outbreak.
At the University of Arizona, we’re setting the standard in the fight against the virus. Our high-capacity state vaccination site puts us on the front lines of COVID-19 treatment, administering more than 100,000 vaccine doses in the first few weeks, and now serving up to 6,000 people a day.
WONDER MAKES US TRANSFORMATIONAL
Building the Next Internet
Welcome to the Center for Quantum Networks. Thanks to a $26 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Center is home base for revolutionizing how humankind communicates and understands the world. Assisted by our core partners – Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University – we’re leading the way in creating the foundation of the quantum internet.
WONDER MAKES US FIRST
Space is Wildcat Country
Bold. Daring. Trusted by NASA. Those are just a few words that describe our reputation in space tech innovation. From the OSIRIS-REx mission — which will bring part of an asteroid to Earth for the first time in U.S. history — to the invention of a next-generation telescope that lets astronomers see deeper into the universe than ever before, we stand at the forefront of world-changing discoveries.
WONDER MAKES US THRIVE
The Future of Higher Education
We Believe...in Opportunities for All
As a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the University of Arizona is the first four-year public university in the state committed to meeting the educational needs of, and making a positive impact in, our diverse communities.
We Value...a Sustainable World
Our comprehensive Sustainability and Climate Action Plan not only aligns with the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, but the University of Arizona is part of the largest utility/university bilateral agreement in North America, resulting in the mitigation of 100% of our Scope 2 emissions as of Spring 2021. As part of the extended plan, we aim to offset our Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions and offers a forward-looking path for addressing global and local challenges.
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