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Our research efforts make a hands-on difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our world-class faculty, staff and students are leading the way as we develop new technologies, advance scientific discovery and harness the power of creative thought to fuel the economy of the future.


Pursuing discovery and dissemination of knowledge through research, creative scholarship and technology transfer that impacts our students, our state, the nation and the world.

Research support

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The University of Alabama celebrates the ongoing efforts of faculty and staff to engage students in innovative research and entrepreneurship. The University is committed to providing faculty and students with the resources and staff support that turn imagination and inspiration into reality.

Economic development

Economic development is an important responsibility of the state's flagship academic institution. University of Alabama economic development assets contribute to statewide job creation and growth and create opportunities for our students.