Division of Research
The Division of Research maintains a complete listing of university- and college-based centers and institutes that have been evaluated by the Research and Scholarship Committee (RSC) and classified as centers and institutes that conduct a signficant amount of research activity. Centers and institutes not listed may conduct research, but are more academic or scholarly in nature. Should a center or institute seek to be classified as a research center, it should submit to the RSC a proposal as described in these guidelines.
Energy Research Park
The University of Houston has established Energy Research Park as part of the overall UH campus to provide facilities for a variety of uses, with primary focus on academic and research programs in energy. The 74-acre park, the former Schlumberger Oilfield Technology Center, is a master-planned, mixed use office-industrial park equipped with 16 buildings totaling approximately 692,000 square feet of space.
Subsea Systems Institute
The University of Houston will, along with Rice University and NASA Johnson Space Center, establish the Texas Center of Excellence with funds received from the RESTORE Act. The Center is named the Subsea Systems Institute (SSI) and will focus on the research and technology to improve the sustainable and safe development of energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico.