The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new College of Technology building at UH at Sugar Land came nearly a year after groundbreaking for the facility. Officials broke ground on the 100,000-square-foot building in March of 2018 (Page Architects/Tellepsen Builders). The three floors feature classroom space and research labs, auditoriums, student lounge areas, faculty and staff offices and a greenhouse area.
“The College is continuing to expand its already large presence in Sugar Land with a range of programs that explicitly support the nation’s and Texas’ economy,” said Anthony Ambler, dean of the College of Technology. “We are a professional College that prides itself in providing career-ready graduates.” Students may pursue studies in biotechnology, construction management, digital media, human resource development, mechanical engineering, supply chain and logistics technology, or technology leadership and innovation management.
The University of Houston tied Texas A&M for the 88th ranking of the top 100 global universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2018. Of the top 100 universities or university systems in the ranking, 69 are in the United States. This feat, “reflects the University’s emphasis of converting its faculty’s inventions into impactful technologies and products,” said Amr Elnashai, vice president/vice chancellor for research and technology transfer.
“UH researchers are driven by making a positive impact on the quality of life,” he said. “From new remedies for persistent medical conditions to sustainable energy technologies, researchers from the University of Houston are addressing many of the world’s most pressing challenges. The UH ranking, tied with our larger neighbor Texas A&M, is a testament to our emphasis on and excellence in technology transfer and innovation.”
Last year, UH rebranded its research park as the UH Technology Bridge to better focus on moving new technologies from the lab to the marketplace. With 30,000 square feet of incubator space and over 700,000 square feet of space suited for laboratories, pilot-scale facilities and light manufacturing, the Technology Bridge – located on the Gulf Freeway a few miles from campus – houses 21 startups and two established companies, which are launching operations in Houston.
At the University of Houston, we want your experience as a forever-Coog to be impactful, and that is why we launched the Cougar Connection Series. This fall, our series is focusing on the College of Medicine. In a three-part series, you will hear from UH President Renu Khator and UH College of Medicine’s Stephen J. Spann, founding dean and vice president for medical affairs, who will provide a look into the new medical school, including the strategy and hurdles along the way.
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