The campus is situated southwest of downtown Arlington, and is located in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area. The university was founded in 1895 and served primarily a military academy during the early 20th century. After spending several decades in the Texas A&M University System, the institution joined the University of Texas System in 1965.
In the fall of 2010, UTA reached a student population of 32,956, a gain of 31% from autumn 2008, and is currently the second-largest institution within the UT System. UTA is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a “High Research Activity” institution. The university offers 80 baccalaureate, 74 masters, and 31 doctoral degrees.
The university also operates the Fort Worth Education Center and the UTA Research Institute, with campuses at the Fort Worth ITC and River Bend Park.
University of Texas at Arlington research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Water + CO2 Converted Directly into Hydrocarbon Fuels for the First Time – February 23, 2016
- Team develops new storage cell for solar energy storage AND nighttime conversion – July 2, 2015
- UT Arlington Theatre Arts research provides insight into human behavior for scientists, engineers who build social robots – November 22, 2014
- Nanotechnology aids in cooling electrons without external sources – huge energy savings potential – September 12, 2014
- New bone tissue generation technique – April 11, 2014
- Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones
- Amazon deforestation brings loss of microbial communities
- Printed Photonic Crystal Mirrors Shrink On-Chip Lasers Down to Size