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Renewable Energy

Researchers throughout the University of Tennessee are focused on creating renewable, clean and affordable alternatives to fossil fuels.

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The University of Tennessee System is at the forefront of research, education and technology that unites across grand divisions to solve the world’s grand challenges. With a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties, the university serves and supports all citizens statewide.

Pharmacology students working in lab

As a land-grant institution, research is at the heart of our mission to advance businesses, inspire students, and through innovation build a better tomorrow for Tennessee and beyond.

UT students participating in alternative break service project
In every corner, every campus and every county across the state, we’re supporting and connecting communities through services, education, research, ongoing outreach and engagement.

Everywhere you look,

With a presence in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties, the university serves and supports all citizens statewide.

UT staff volunteering in an elementary school

  • Since its beginning, Tennessee 4-H has touched the lives of more than 4 million young people

  • 100% of UT Martin’s 2016 nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Exam

  • UT Extension serves 4.3 million Tennesseans

  • More than 370,000 alumni worldwide making an impact

  • The College of Veterinary Medicine treated more than 34,000 animal patients in 2017

Farm harvesting equipment in soybean field

  • The University of Tennessee employs 12,000 people across the state

  • System-wide, UT has a $4.8 billion impact on the state

  • IPS helped create a $1.6 billion economic impact for Tennessee in 2017

  • IPS trained more than 18,000 government employees, law enforcement officers and industry workers

Pharmacy researchers creating new drugs

  • UT Research Foundation is among the world’s top university producers of patents with 98 filed in 2017 and 17 licensing agreements

  • Since put into service in 2016, the UT Health Science Center Mobile Stroke Unit in Memphis has responded to 180 calls, transported 91 patients to the hospital and administered a clot-dissolving drug to 17

  • UT Health Science Center research is developing a strapless CPAP machine for sleep apnea patients

  • UT Knoxville scientists are working to identify genes that could lessen the severity of malaria