A new vision
for a better state

Gators see things differently. We measure success not in awards, but in lives saved. We think advancing progress is more important than advancing statistics. And big breakthroughs aren’t cause for a victory lap; they’re just paths to even bigger ones. Every day, we’re striving for a better world through better research.

An uncommon commitment to the common good

At UF, our research leads us to collaborate across departments, the state, the nation and the world. Together, our focus is on improving lives—not just in the lab or in theory, but in real life. Because we’re not just discovering breakthroughs or developing new products — we’re shaping the minds that shape the future.

It’s a process that leads to not only stronger minds, but better brains. For example, our McKnight Brain Institute is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and technologically advanced centers devoted to discovering how the normal brain operates, and how we can repair the brain following injury, disease or aging.

An uncommon commitment to the common good

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UF has launched over 160 startups in the past 12 years.

700

Last year UF generated $700 million in research awards.

300

In 2014, the UF Office of Technology Licensing received almost 300 invention disclosures.

Innovating is our competitive advantage.

Innovating is our competitive advantage.

Before “win from within.” Before Michael Jordan sponsorships. Before it helped the football team come back to beat LSU. The Gators football coach asked why his players lost so much weight during games. That simple question led to the invention of Gatorade and the creation of a multi-billion dollar sports drink industry.

But it also created something much greater — a culture of innovation where questions and connections across disciplines are encouraged. It’s a culture that established UF’s Office of Technology Licensing and more than 160 startups and companies that are bringing millions of dollars in revenue back to Florida, seeding future innovations. Why put our profits back into research? Because as Gators, we know new ideas are what fuel a stronger tomorrow.

Innovation
Innovation Academy

Innovation Academy

A Living Learning Community, home to students from more than 30 majors with one common minor: innovation.

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Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub

The iHub is a business incubator where entrepreneurs use UF technology to create startup companies.

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Innovation Square

Innovation Square

The Innovation Square is a community that brings research and business together to inspire people to think bigger.

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One community with one innovative mission

Right now our best and brightest researchers are hard at work in state-of-the-art labs conducting history-making discoveries with one or two of their peers and a whole bunch of UF sophomores and freshmen. Welcome to Science for Life, a program founded at UF campus in 2006 with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. It provides you the opportunity as an undergrad to learn from a world-renowned faculty member by doing research right alongside them.


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UF is turning every dollar invested in UF by the state of Florida into $15.

7B

UF is committed to making the world better for its 7 billion citizens.

40M

Our researchers generate $40.3 million from tech-transfer annually.

Michael Sagas

College of Health and Human Performance
Professor and Chair of the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management

Michael Sagas feels that youth, women and minorities are under-represented in sports. The general goal of his research has been to provide insights needed by scholars, policy makers and managers to identify the barriers that limit the status, development and advancement of those groups. His role as the university’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and SEC provide him a platform to address the issue.

Faculty

Juan Gilbert

College of Engineering
Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair

One of the first hires under the University of Florida’s Preeminence Plan, Juan is both the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and the Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, where he leads the Human-Experience Research Lab. A pioneer in the field of human-centered computing, he was the driving force behind the Prime III voting system that makes it possible for people with a wide range of abilities to cast their ballots.

Faculty

Janet Yamamoto

College of Veterinary Medicine
Professor of Retroviral Immunology

While there is currently no HIV vaccine, progress is being made. Thanks to Janet Yamamoto, a professor of retroviral immunology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and UF CARES collaborator, a vaccine is on the horizon. After co-discovering the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and developing the first FIV vaccine, she’s taking what she’s learned and applying it to HIV. The discoveries made by researchers like professor Yamamoto could one day be the key to unlocking a human vaccine.

Faculty

Michael Sagas

College of Health and Human Performance
Professor and Chair of the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management

Michael Sagas feels that youth, women and minorities are under-represented in sports. The general goal of his research has been to provide insights needed by scholars, policy makers and managers to identify the barriers that limit the status, development and advancement of those groups. His role as the university’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and SEC provide him a platform to address the issue.

Faculty

One community with one innovative mission

As one of the nation’s most forward-thinking institutions, UF’s tradition of innovation has produced a wide range of breakthroughs and new technologies. But it also created more — a community that brings research and business together to inspire people to think bigger.

Innovating for a greater impact
Sentricon protects over 200 million structures including the Statue of Liberty and the White House.

Innovating for a greater impact

From the world’s most popular sports drink to inhibiting the spread of MRSA, Our faculty and students are making the discoveries that make the world a better place.   Here are a few examples:

Where will you go?

Visit our Virtual Tour to see our campus through the experiences that give us a greater purpose, and learn about the locations that influence them.

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For the Gator Good

The challenges facing our world are bigger than one person. One
organization. One university. The Gator Good is our
campaign to combine those efforts and solve those global problems.
Because together, our impact is greater.

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