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About UT Research

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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.

Multidisciplinary Initiatives