Discovery and Innovation
UNM in 2020 is a recognized leader in basic and applied research and the translation of that research into knowledge and applications of value to academic communities and the public. Annual grants and contracts are approaching $500m as UNM is adept at putting interdisciplinary teams together and focusing on some of the most important social challenges of our time. College/school, departmental, institute, center and program wall have ‘softened’ such that faculty, students and other public and private global research partners can move with speed and flexibility.
Both undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities abound as there are many academic intersections requiring diverse skills and competencies to query, contemplate, create and ultimately transfer new knowledge, processes and applications throughout New Mexico and beyond. That level of engagement extends to the interdisciplinary education model designed to produce competence-based value in a world and employment opportunities changing far faster than our curricula.