The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville, UT, or UTK) is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.
Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee entered the Union as the 16th state, it is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. In its 2012 ranking of universities, U.S. News & World Report ranked UT 101st among all national universities and 46th among public institutions of higher learning. Seven alumni have been selected as Rhodes Scholars; James M. Buchanan, M.S. ’41, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics. UT’s ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, established under UT President Andrew Holt and continued under the UT-Battelle partnership, allow for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students.
Also affiliated with the university are the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, and the University of Tennessee Arboretum, which occupies 250 acres (1.0 km2) of nearby Oak Ridge and features hundreds of species of plants indigenous to the region. The University is a direct partner of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, it is one of two Level I trauma centers in the East Tennessee region. As a teaching hospital, it has aggressive medical research programs.
The University of Tennessee is the only university in the nation to have three presidential papers editing projects and holds collections of the papers of all three U.S. presidents from Tennessee—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. UT is one of the oldest public universities in the United States and the oldest secular institution west of the Eastern Continental Divide.
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- Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk’s shelf life – July 21, 2016
- Mechanical Properties of Nanomaterials Can Be Altered Due to Electric Field – January 11, 2016
- Integrated energy demo connects 3D-printed building and 3D-printed vehicle – October 15, 2015
- A cheaper plant-based battery is possible – Septembewr 23, 2014
- Saving Seeds the Right Way Can Save the World’s Plants – August 4, 2014
- UT, ORNL Scientists’ Discoveries Could Help Neutralize Chemical Weapons – June 24, 2014
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- MIT envisions DIY solar cells made from grass clippings
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