Just imagining a better world isn’t enough. It takes discovery, collaboration and a special kind of dedication to move things forward. Some might say, that’s our calling at the University of Arkansas.

It defines who we are, what we do and why it matters.

We envision a better world and we’re determined to build it.

Who We Are

We’re dedicated to advancing Arkansas and making lives better. Inspired by the people and ideas around us, we are determined to build a better world.

A Great Place to Live

Fayetteville is one of the nation’s best places to call home

The Scientist

From a childhood in the Arkansas delta to leading cancer research

Star Power

An astrophysicist’s path from a Bee Branch watermelon farm to NASA

What We Do

We improve our world through the creation of knowledge, research and the spread of new ideas, developing solutions to the problems we share while supporting creativity and better understanding.

What Lies Beneath

Protecting lives by designing earthquake resistant bridges from the ground up

Tiny But Mighty

Revolutionary discovery harvests the limitless power of graphene

Transforming Power

National center works to protect the nation’s power grid from cyberattack

Why it Matters

We make lives better by providing life-changing opportunities and skills. Our ideas, solutions and collaborations make communities and economies stronger. Together, we’re building a better world.

Rohwer Rising

Remembering America’s lessons in history through preservation of a WWII internment camp

Tracking Terror

Terrorism Research Center fights domestic terrorism with data

The Face of Change

Discovery of new hominid revolutionizes human history


Less is More

Reducing friction with nano-technology to better our world

Seek and Destroy

Tracking cell communication to fight disease, save lives

Making History

Experts on our common past from the wild west to the West Wing

The Weight of Sacrifice

Recent U of A graduate designs WWI memorial in D.C.

Chain Reaction

Building tomorrow’s supply-chain leaders with real-world experience

Our Promise

A $32 million promise to low-income teens with disabilities