University of Houston

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Group.png University of Houston  
University of Houston seal.svg
MottoIn Tempore
HeadquartersHouston, Texas
TypeState university
Other nameCougars
University in Houston, Texas

The University of Houston (UH) is a public research university in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1927, UH is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System[1] and the third-largest university in Texas with over 47,000 students. [2] Its campus spans 667 acres (2.70 km2) in southeast Houston, and was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991.

The university offers more than 358 degree programs through its 16[3] academic colleges and schools on campus—including programs leading to professional degrees in architecture, law, optometry, medicine and pharmacy. [4][5] Interdisciplinary research includes superconductivity, space commercialization and exploration, biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and natural resources, and artificial intelligence. Awarding nearly 11,000 degrees annually, UH's alumni base exceeds 300,000. [6] The economic impact of the university contributes over $6.4 billion annually to the Texas economy, while generating about 62,000 jobs. [7] The HPE Data Science Institute was created in 2017, and was named by the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute with its 10 million gift. In 2020, the university launched its College of Medicine. [8]


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