Breakthrough
research & innovation

Breakthrough
research & innovation

UConn's robust innovation pipeline spans disciplinary lines to address real-world challenges and unleash the solutions of tomorrow.

At UConn, our faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to learning more about the world around them through research.  That's what makes us one of the nation's Top 25 public universities.  With annual expenditures in excess of $260 million, collaborative research is carried out within the departments of our 14 schools and colleges and at our 80 research centers and institutes.

$485 Million

Annual economic impact of UConn's research enterprise on Connecticut's economy

$266 Million

Annual research
expenditures

$111 Million

Equity, grant, debt & revenue for UConn incubator companies in 2018

Spotlight

UConn Impact

The University of Connecticut generates about $5.3 billion worth of economic activity for the state, including nearly 26,000 jobs and $277.5 million in state and local tax revenue through industries that benefit from UConn’s enterprise, according to a new analysis.

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UConn Impact

The University of Connecticut generates about $5.3 billion worth of economic activity for the state, including nearly 26,000 jobs and $277.5 million in state and local tax revenue through industries that benefit from UConn’s enterprise, according to a new analysis.

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By The Numbers

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Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru Named UConn's First Rhodes Scholar

Gatheru, a highly accomplished student leader whose academic achievements have garnered national recognition, has been selected as the University of Connecticut’s first Rhodes Scholar.

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UConn Becomes First in CT to Offer Sign Language Major

UConn has become the first higher education institution in Connecticut to offer a four-year degree in American Sign Language.

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Mighty Mice Spend Time in Space on Important Health Mission

Researchers from The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), UConn Health, and Connecticut Children’s sent genetically-engineered “Mighty Mice” to the International Space Station to learn about the effect of microgravity on muscle and bone loss.

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