Innovative

We are innovative.

Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT is at the forefront of new ideas and new technologies. In every corner of our campus, our researchers and scholars are discovering solutions to the grand challenges of the 21st century. We share this knowledge with the next generation so they can become the creative innovators and problem solvers of tomorrow.

Plant-Based Solutions

Do plants hold the keys to replenishing the world’s resources and fighting disease? UNT is quickly becoming the place for plant science research, thanks to our growing team of plant science experts who are studying plant cells to find solutions for energy, agriculture, nutrition and medicine.

Eco-friendly

UNT’s green research started with water quality studies in the 1930s. Today, with recognized leadership in sustainability, biobased products and green technology development, we are showing the many ways We Mean Green. UNT offers 300 sustainability-related courses, and 250 faculty conduct sustainability-related research.

Research Excellence

UNT’s four Institutes of Research Excellence bring solutions-based interdisciplinary research to industry and the marketplace.

Logistics Leader

Ranked 3rd in the nation by Software Advice for preparing students to manage supply chains effectively, UNT’s logistics program is the world’s 5th best for research productivity, by the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.

Engineering Breakthroughs

With world-class programs, UNT’s College of Engineering is establishing itself as a pacesetter in developing energy-efficient materials, renewable products and technologies, and next-generation applications and materials. Our researchers in materials science are improving the design and performance of new and existing biological and man-made materials. And our mechanical and energy engineering researchers are addressing global demand for cheap, renewable energy and eco-friendly products.

  • ONLY: UNT’s Zero Energy Lab is Texas’ only such facility testing technologies and systems for net-zero energy consumption of buildings.

Creative Places

UNT's campus features laboratories of all kinds where faculty push the boundaries of science, technology and creativity while providing students with hands-on experience to ready them for their future careers. UNT labs are partnering with industry to investigate, beta test and produce solutions and real-world applications.

  • 342: UNT has 342 research labs and non-classroom creative spaces on campus.
  • 3: UNT has one National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center and two I/UCRC sites.

High-end Tools

UNT's state-of-the-art labs and high-end research equipment are key to research that leads to discovery and solutions.

Cybersecurity Leader

UNT is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as having one of the nation's leading university-based programs in cybersecurity.

  • EXCELLENCE: UNT's Center for Information and Computer Security is ranked as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. UNT is one of about 35 universities in the nation to have received both designations.

STEM to STEAM

With distinguished researchers and scholars. UNT is helping lead the way in which art is part of the innovation equation alongside science, technology, engineering and math.

Living Lab

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) is a living lab perfect for scientific research and environmental education. A partnership between UNT and the city of Lewisville has opened the 2,000-acre outdoor learning area to the public for education and outdoor opportunities.