The University of Iowa (also known as UI, or simply Iowa) is a flagship public research university located in Iowa City, Iowa.
Founded in 1847, Iowa is the oldest university in the state and it is considered a Public Ivy. The university is organized into eleven colleges offering more than 100 areas of study and seven professional degrees.
The Iowa campus spans 1,900 acres centered along the banks of the Iowa River and includes the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for the 23rd year in a row. The university was the original developer of the Master of Fine Arts degree and it operates the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Iowa has very high research activity, and is a member of several research coalitions, including the American Association of Universities, the Universities Research Association, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The Iowa alumni network exceeds 250,000, and the university budgeted revenues and expenses of $3.167 billion for 2013.
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- CRISPR Used to Repair Blindness-causing Genetic Defect in Patient-derived Stem Cells – Retinitis Pigmentosa – January 29, 2016
- Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies – July 27, 2014
- No-refrigeration, spray vaccine could curb diseases in remote areas
- A bio patch that can regrow bone
- Chemists develop new approaches to understanding disturbing trends near Earth’s surface
- NASA Spacecraft Embarks on Historic Journey Into Interstellar Space
- A promising target to treat asthma
- China’s Tianhe-2 is the new world champ of supercomputing
- Scientists Coax Brain to Regenerate Cells Lost in Huntington’s Disease in Mouse Model
- Researchers Developing 3D Printer, ‘Bio-Ink’ to Create Human Organs
- Water-resistant coating guards limestone from pollution
- Cell-Based Alternative to Animal Testing?
- Geographic Analysis Offers New Insight Into Coral Disease Spread
The University of Idaho (officially abbreviated UI, but commonly referred to as the U of I) is the U.S. state of Idaho’s oldest public university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County in the northern portion of the state.
UI is the state’s land-grant and primary research university, and enrolls more national merit scholars than all other institutions in the state combined. In January 2012, the university enrolled the highest number of National Merit Scholars of any school in the Northwest; more than the other institutions in the region with significantly larger enrollments. The University of Idaho was the state’s sole university for 71 years, until 1963, and hosts the University of Idaho College of Law, which was established 106 years ago in 1909, accredited by the ABA in 1925, and remains the only accredited law school in the state.
Formed 126 years ago by the territorial legislature on January 30, 1889, the university opened its doors in 1892 on October 3, with an initial class of 40 students. The first graduating class in 1896 contained two men and two women. It presently has an enrollment exceeding 12,000, with over 11,000 on the Moscow campus. The university offers 142 degree programs, from accountancy to wildlife resources, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and specialists’ degrees. Certificates of completion are offered in 30 areas of study. At 25% and 53%, its 4 and 6 year graduation rates are the highest of any public university in Idaho, and it generates 74 percent of all research money in the state, with research expenditures of $100 million in 2010 alone.
As a land-grant university and the primary research university in the state, UI has the largest campus in the state at 1,585 acres (6.4 km2), located in the rolling hills of the Palouse region at an elevation of 2,600 feet (790 m) above sea level. The school is home to the Idaho Vandals, who compete on the Division I FBS (formerly I-A) level. In addition to the main campus in Moscow, the UI has branch campuses in Coeur d’Alene, Boise, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. It also operates a research park in Post Falls and dozens of extension offices statewide.