Groundbreaking Texas Research

With research expenditures reaching $152 million in fiscal year 2023, UTSA is one of Texas’s innovation powerhouses and a driver of economic opportunity and social mobility for our community. Explore the dynamic discoveries happening in San Antonio!

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.

Chart showing growth in UTSA's research and development expenditures by fiscal year, from $70 million in 2018 to over $141 million in 2022.
UTSA's research and development expenditures continue to grow, from $70 million in 2018 to over $152 million in 2023.

A Tier One University

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

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Meet Dr. Jenny Hsieh

Professor and Director of the Brain Health Consortium

Recruited to San Antonio to start a world-class research lab, Dr. Hsieh and her team are making scientific discoveries to help those suffering from brain diseases.

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

The San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics

To accelerate society’s ability to tackle present and future emergent diseases, UTSA partners with three of San Antonio’s preeminent research institutions as part of 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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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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Leading the way in healthcare

UTSA launches nation’s first dual degree in medicine and Artificial Intelligence

The program will enable physicians trained in San Antonio to uniquely lead in the practical use of artificial intelligence to improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes.

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Valdez 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. Highlights from Fiscal Year 2022 include:


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