Build a Research Powerhouse that Impacts our Region & the World
Research drives knowledge, new inventions, medical breakthroughs and societal advancements. Over the last decade, UH propelled its research to the next level earning Tier One status — a Carnegie designation for highest research activity. Building on that success, the University will further accelerate its research efforts by fostering a culture of curiosity, collaboration and ambition.
With a focus on energy, infrastructure, space, health, data sciences and the arts, UH will build a nationally competitive research powerhouse that shapes lives and creates innovations for the greater good.
Conduct innovative research in Houston’s areas of strength: energy, infrastructure, space, health, data sciences and the arts.
Create sustainable solutions for local, national and global challenges.
Build infrastructure and networks to promote interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research.
Support faculty and staff to compete for research honors and recognitions at the highest level.
Build an immersive culture of research and innovation for all students.
UH will be known as the “Energy University” by conducting groundbreaking research that helps the industry find solutions to local and global challenges.
UH Health will be the primary contributor to research on reducing health disparities in the community.
Through enhanced research efforts and initiatives, UH Arts will double its public engagement and visibility.
The UH ASPIRE Institutes will contribute to the University’s world-class research.
Twice as many faculty will receive national honors and competitive grants.
The University will gain preeminence in the arts, humanities, creative expression and social sciences.
UH will build an Innovation Complex to expose students to the ethos of innovation and entrepreneurship across all disciplines.