University of Texas at Arlington

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Group.png University of Texas at Arlington  
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Type• public
• research
Public research university in Arlington, Texas.

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or UT Arlington)[1] is a public research university in Arlington, Texas. The university was founded in 1895 and was in the Texas A&M University System for several decades until joining The University of Texas System in 1965. The fall 2019 campus enrollment consisted of 43,863 students making it the largest university in North Texas and fourth-largest in Texas.


UT Arlington's research expenditure in fiscal year 2018 was $105.7 million.[2] According to the university's Research Administration, total research expenditures for fiscal year 2019 totaled $117 million.[3] There are several research institutes and facilities on campus. Some notable ones include:

  • The Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies (SIRT) at UT Arlington is a centralized research resource focused on providing access to instrumentation and expertise to support research in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, cognition, engineering, geoscience, material science, nanotechnology, and neuroscience.[4]
  • The UTA Aerodynamics Research Center is a research facility that operates under the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • UT Arlington is home of a university-based nanotechnology research facility, NanoFab Research and Teaching Facility.[5]
  • The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) at The University of Texas at Arlington is an academic research center that promotes research and the recruitment, retention, and professional development of UTA faculty actively engaged in studies on Latino issues. The center hosts faculty research associates from several departments, and administers a minor in Mexican American Studies. The Director of the center is Dr. Christian Zloniski from the Department of Sociology & Anthropology & the Associate Director is Dr. Ignacio Ruiz-Perez from the Department of Modern Languages. The center was founded in 1993 by a Texas state mandate.[6]
  • The Genomics Core Facility (GCF) provides UT Arlington with one of the interdisciplinary research facilities in North Texas.[7]