The latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranks UNT among the nation’s 115 top-tier research universities, marking a key milestone in UNT’s journey toward increasing national prominence.

Research Spotlight

How does a field of cotton turn into a T-shirt and arrive on a store shelf? How can it get there quickly, efficiently, with the smallest impact on the environment and the biggest savings to the buyer?

About three years ago, officials from the city of Denton approached Sam Atkinson, Regents Professor of biology at the University of North Texas, about a problem in their water. They were worried about the high levels of atrazine — a heavily used, inexpensive herbicide used in agriculture and for lawn care that has been potentially linked to breast cancer — and they wanted to know where it was coming from.

About ORED

UNT is a leading research university that is nationally and internationally recognized for its scholarship in all fields — from fine arts to technology, humanities to life sciences, and music to entrepreneurship. UNT is committed to the creation and advancement of innovative research, art and scholarship.

One of the primary responsibilities of the Office of Research and Economic Development is to develop and implement strategies in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and other vice presidential areas to transform and expand UNT's research enterprise.

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Our Researchers

Three students from the University of North Texas Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science were named regional finalists in the 2015 Siemens Competition. UNT's TAMS program had more regional finalists and semifinalists than any other school in Texas.

Rajiv Mishra

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Rajiv Mishra is recognized as a world leader in the field of friction stir welding and processing, which involves joining solid-state metals without first melting the metals.

Aaron Roberts, Warren Burggren and Dane Crossley

Three University of North Texas biology researchers were awarded $2.7 million from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to study the effects of oil on different animal species and water in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tools for Researchers

The Office of Research supports new knowledge and its dissemination by assisting faculty in their research, scholarly, and creative activities.

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