Context of The University of Arizona
UA is one of top 20 public universities in the country, as reflected in our rankings by the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, and discipline-specific assessments. The UA is a research extensive and Land Grant University, and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. It is one of a few universities in the country that houses Colleges of Science, Medicine and Agriculture within the same campus. This configuration, in addition to the presence of Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing and Public Health, and the Arizona Cancer Center (the largest such center in the Southwest), Sarver Heart Center and the Steele Children’s Research Center, gives the University of Arizona unparalleled opportunities in biomedical teaching and research. Adding to this configuration is the BIO5 Institute that brings together scientists from five disciplines – agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science and engineering.