Established in 1885, the University of Arizona was the first university in the state. Nearly 33,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students are enrolled in 364 academic programs, and more than 12,000 faculty and staff are employed by the university in Tuscon. As a premier public research university, faculty are revolutionizing the fields of space sciences, optics, biosciences, medicine, arts and humanities, business, technology transfer and many others. Boasting two medical schools, it is the only Arizona institution granting medical degrees. The Medical Center treats more than 100,000 patients each year and hosts the only Level 1 trauma center in Southern Arizona.
The Arizona Board of Regents is the body responsible for governing Arizona’s public university system and all branch campuses. The board’s mission is to ensure access for qualified residents of Arizona to undergraduate and graduate institutions; to promote the discovery, application and dissemination of new knowledge; to extend the benefits of university activities to Arizona’s citizens; and to maximize the benefits derived from the state’s investment in education.
Our work with the University of Arizona ranges from launching an online forum that fosters discussions of laboratory, field and bioinformatics methods in virus ecology to developing a computational system for the dynamic visualization and sharing of epigenomic data from plants.