Groundbreaking Research

With research expenditures reaching $140 million in the fiscal year 2021, UTSA is one of Texas’s innovation powerhouses and a driver of economic opportunity and social mobility for our community.

Bold Is... pioneering research to solve our grandest challenges

UTSA's research enterprise spans numerous disciplines and is relentlessly committed to inquiry and discovery that benefits society at large while providing transformational experiences for students.

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Research Excellence

UTSA is leading San Antonio's knowledge economy by training the next generation of scientists and researchers. With research expenditures reaching their highest levels in UTSA's 50+ year history, our designation as a Top-Tier research institution - or R1 university - by Carnegie, and our participation in the National Research University Fund, our future is bright.

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A Tier One University

Watch our video on how UTSA's Carnegie R1 designation is impactful beyond our campus community.

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Dr. Sáenz

Meet Rogelio Sáenz

Census Scientific Advisory Committee Member and UTSA Professor

Sáenz has spent his career examining census data and methods. This expertise helps the Committee - a 21-member board appointed by the director of the Census Bureau - measure demographic populations to disburse federal funds.

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Bold Is... bringing bright minds together to change the world

The San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics

In an effort to accelerate our society’s ability to tackle present and future emergent diseases, UTSA partnered with three of San Antonio’s preeminent research institutions to establish the San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics. This powerful collective integrates the bioscience capabilities of each institution to create breakthrough treatments and rapidly develop lifesaving solutions.

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Texas Biomedical
SWRI
UT Health
UTSA

Bold Is... having the tenacity to take risks

Research Leadership

Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities

As a founding member of this consortium - established by 20 of the nation’s top research institutions - UTSA is continuing to advance social mobility and economic opportunities for Latino students and their communities through research opportunities.

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Joshua Chaj Ulloa and Mariah Antopia

Leading the way in science

UTSA Graduates Exemplify The Benefit of Research Opportunities

Seeing the dedication of Ethiopian students during a deployment with the U.S. Navy, Daveedth Macias's educational journey highlights the drive Roadrunners bring to their research.

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Institute for Economic Development

The Institute of Economic Development (IED) at UTSA helps create jobs, grow businesses and foster economic development locally, state-wide and internationally. By connecting real-world business savvy with UTSA's research and talent, the IED exemplifies our urban-serving mission.

IED Highlights from FY2021

$3.0B

in direct economic impact

$500M

in new financing and investments

$42.5M

in new tax revenue generated