Welcome to the University of Tennessee , Knoxville—a land-grant university with a commitment to teaching, research, and service. Our world-class researchers, scholars, and creatives exemplify the Volunteer spirit, lighting the way for others across Tennessee and throughout the world.
The UT community—comprised of tens of thousands of talented faculty, staff, students, and postdoctoral fellows—works as one to advance our understanding of the world around us and develop solutions to the greatest challenges of our time.
Everywhere you look, UT is there; from our statewide network of Agricultural Extension offices—present in all 95 counties—and multidisciplinary units like the Space Institute headquartered in Tullahoma, to unique partnerships with premier research and economic development organizations like the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute represents the strategic partnership among the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab and harnesses the expertise and research infrastructure of both entities to create the most powerful and scientifically productive university-national lab union in the Nation.
UT Space Institute
The University of Tennessee Space Institute advances research and innovation and develops world-class talent to meet the needs of the Nation’s aerospace and defense sectors, drawing on strong relationships with partners that include the federal government, private industries, non-profits, and veterans and their families.
UT’s One Health initiative connects the spheres of health for humans, animals, plants, and the environment through research and education. This multidisciplinary initiative expands our base of knowledge, improves the quality of life for countless lives around the globe, and helps ensure the sustainability of our precious planet for future generations.