The University of Houston (UH) is a state research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System.
Founded in 1927, it is Texas’s third-largest university with nearly 41,000 students. Its campus spans 667 acres in southeast Houston, and was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The Carnegie Foundation classifies UH as a Tier One research university. The U.S. News & World Report ranks the university No. 190 (Tier 1) in its National University Rankings, and No. 108 among top public universities.
The university offers over 300 degree programs through its 12 academic colleges on campus—including programs leading to professional degrees in law, optometry, and pharmacy. The institution conducts nearly $130 million annually in research, and operates more than 40 research centers and institutes on campus. Interdisciplinary research includes superconductivity, space commercialization and exploration, biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and natural resources, and artificial intelligence. Awarding more than 8,200 degrees annually, UH’s alumni base exceeds 260,000. The economic impact of the university contributes over $3 billion annually to the Texas economy, while generating about 24,000 jobs.
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University of Houston research articles from Innovation Toronto
- New system that uses sound to detect pipe leaks and help alleviate coming water shortage – June 26, 2016
- Penn Psychologists Study Intense Awe Astronauts Feel Viewing Earth From Space – April 20, 2016
- Cobalt atoms on graphene a powerful combo for hydrogen production – October 26, 2015
- Medical millirobots offer hope for less-invasive surgeries – May 31, 2015
- Researchers Create Lens to Turn Smartphone into Microscope – May 5, 2015
- Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning – April 13, 2015
- Researchers Draw Inspiration for Camouflage System From Marine Life – August 20, 2014
- Diagnosing diseases with smartphones
- OHSU researchers develop new drug approach that could lead to cures for wide range of diseases
- Researchers Seek to Control Prosthetic Legs with Neural Signals
- Research Creates New Opportunities From Waste Heat
- UH Students Develop Prototype Device That Translates Sign Language
- A mind to walk again
- New Drug Strategies for Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis
- Scientists Hope to Cut Years Off Development Time of New Antibiotics
- Researcher Modernizes US Power Grid
The University of Hawaii System, formally the University of Hawaii and popularly known as UH, is a public, co-educational college and university system that confers associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees through three university campuses, seven community college campuses, an employment training center, three university centers, four education centers and various other research facilities distributed across six islands throughout the state of Hawaii in the United States.
All schools of the University of Hawaii system are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The system’s main administrative offices are located on the property of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu CDP
The University of Hawaii at Manoa, founded as a land grant college under the terms of the Morrill Act of 1862 for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts in the United States, is the flagship institution of the University of Hawaii system. It is well respected for its programs in Hawaiian/Pacific Studies, Astronomy, East Asian Languages and Literature, Asian Studies, Comparative Philosophy, Marine Science, Second Language Studies, along with Botany, Engineering, Ethnomusicology, Geophysics, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, and Medicine.
The second-largest institution is the University of Hawaii at Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, with over 3,000 students. The smaller University of Hawaii-West Oahu in Kapolei primarily serves students who reside on Honolulu’s western and central suburban communities. The University of Hawaii Community College system comprises four campuses on Oahu and one each on Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii. The schools were created to improve accessibility of courses to more Hawaii residents and provide an affordable means of easing the transition from high school to college for many students. University of Hawaii education centers are located in more remote areas of the state, supporting rural communities via distance education.
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- Hawaii to roll-out large scale public electric vehicle charging infrastructure
- Generating Energy from Ocean Waters Off Hawaii
- An ecosystem-based approach to protect the deep sea from mining | Manganese nodules
- New Compound Holds High Promise in Battling Kidney Cancer
- Fitting ‘smart’ mobile phone with magnifying optics creates ‘real’ cell phone
- Microbots Made of Bubbles Have Engines Made of Lasers
- Unprecedented, Human-Made Trends in Ocean’s Acidity
- Mining the Seafloor for Rare-Earth Minerals
- Natural Products Discovery Group Asks for Public’s Help with Citizen Science Program
- Keeping Wood Preservatives Where They Belong: In the Wood
- Ancient Civilizations Reveal Ways to Manage Fisheries for Sustainability
- ‘Major breakthrough’ in fish feed research
- Collision in the Making Between Self-Driving Cars and How the World Works
- Boyer’s unique recumbent bikes are hot item
- Solar power from space – innovation
- Laws of physics may just be ‘local by-laws’
- First robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy