About Us


As early as their freshman year, students are encouraged to engage with faculty and get involved in research. Learn about the resources available to students in the Office of Undergraduate Research to promote and support real-world discovery.

Research is at the center of the student and faculty experience here at the University of South Florida. One of only 56 public research universities nationwide classified as a Doctoral University with “Highest Research Activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, USF is proud be among the only 3% of all post-secondary institutions that attain this distinction.

With the world at their fingertips, researchers at USF turn thought into action –and impact. We rank first in Florida, 7th in the nation among public universities and 16th worldwide among all universities granted new U.S. utility patents. It’s no wonder USF now ranks among the best universities for technology transfer –turning research into technologies, products and companies.

At USF, research is a creative and ongoing collaboration between faculty and students, administrators, business and academic partners and our local community. Together we are an ever-stronger national research university that explores uncharted terrain, generates knowledge, unleashes innovation and changes lives.

(Research at USF)