DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas launched four Institutes of Research Excellence, bringing together a critical mass of knowledge and faculty collaborating on projects designed to create a stronger platform for interdisciplinary research and partnerships with industry to create solutions and further contribute to the North Texas region's economic growth.
"These institutes build on areas where our faculty are already well-known experts and are making important contributions through their solutions-based research," UNT President Neal Smatresk said. "With these institutes, we are creating a stronger pipeline to bring our faculty expertise to industry and the public – and to make important advances in everything from energy to health."
Tom McCoy, UNT vice president of research and economic development, said the institutes provide UNT with greater opportunities to increase its reach and impact through research, establish more industry partnerships and create solutions that benefit the greater good.
"Our faculty are conducting innovative research and making important discoveries that can improve lives and make industries stronger," McCoy said. "By fostering more collaborative, interdisciplinary research and creating a stronger infrastructure for the transfer of knowledge, these institutes bring the power of UNT's research to the marketplace."
The institutes are:
For more information about research institutes at UNT, visit http://www.research.unt.edu/institutes.