THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Inspiring Wonder,

Igniting Success,

Making an Impact

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.

COVID-19 TESTING

 

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.

WASTEWATER TESTING

 

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.

VACCINE SITE

 

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.

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.

OSIRIS-REX MISSION

WONDER MAKES US THRIVE

The Future of Higher Education

DIVERSITY

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.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

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.

 

LEADERSHIP

We Reimagine...Higher Education

Along with 38 other educational institutions and partner organizations, we launched the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity to combat challenges caused by income inequality, the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent recession.

Achievements, Rankings & Facts

Top 20

Public Research Institution

No. 6

in NASA Funding

$734M

Total Research Expenditures

15:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

600+

Student Clubs & Organizations

Top 10

Recreation Centers

- Best Value Schools

PAC-12

Member of the Conference of Champions

500+

Student Athletes

Won 22

NCAA National Championships

3

Nobel Prize Winners

3000+

Faculty Members

Top

Producer of Fulbright Scholars

300+

Annual Days of Sunshine

Top 10

Most Bikeable Large Cities

- Redfin

1M+

Tucson Metro Population