Message from the Vice President for Research
Ahmad M. Itani Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at El Paso is home to experts who are leaders in their fields and creators of new research thrusts. From Computing to the Arts, our faculty, students, and staff are shaping the future, finding practical answers to complex problems. Supported by state-of-the-art research facilities, we have demonstrated a long-term commitment to preparing students to thrive in a time of fusion of the digital, physical, and biological worlds. Our researchers are creating technologies that will change the world.
With more than $130 million in research activity, UTEP is ranked among the top public research universities nationwide. The Research & Innovation division supports this world-class research enterprise by advancing transformative research excellence across campus and nurturing an innovative, cross-disciplinary culture. In all our work, we maintain a constant focus on our public mission of increasing access to excellent higher education and advancing discovery that positively impacts the health, culture, education, and economy of our region, the State of Texas, the nation, and the world. We do so by enabling the research success of our faculty and students through supporting the university research mission by providing research development, stewardship, compliance and safety services, and securing strategic external partnerships.