Signature Research Themes

From its founding in 1785 as the nation’s first state-chartered institution of higher education, the University of Georgia has been at the forefront of discovery. The University’s three Signature Research Themes are broad areas where our faculty members have established a distinguished reputation for excellence and innovation.

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Inquiring & Innovating to Improve Human Health

Whether developing next-generation vaccines for the flu or fighting emerging infectious diseases, University of Georgia scientists are translating research findings into improved health and well-being.

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Safeguarding & Sustaining
Our World

Faculty members at the University of Georgia are using cutting-edge approaches to ensure a safe and sustainable food supply while also stepping forward to meet 21st century challenges related to cybersecurity and nuclear non-proliferation.

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Changing Lives Through the Land Grant Mission

University of Georgia faculty members are conducting research to enhance education, reinvigorate communities and strengthen the economy. A state-wide network of UGA Extension agents and programs translates research findings into improved health, quality of life and prosperity.