Graduate Programs and Research Facilities
The new campus will provide outstanding opportunities for development of graduate programs and research facilities. The College of Engineering has taken an active and very creative role in considering research opportunities in transportation, energy generation, aerospace science, and other activities that require large research facilities. The college's ideas are linked to mutually beneficial future public-private partnerships.
The former federal property will be conveyed to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) thanks to the efforts of the Nevada congressional delegation lead by Sen. Harry Reid. The importance of this higher education goal was reiterated in the text of the Southern Nevada Higher Education Land Act of 2009 (S940 and HR2210) introduced in Congress by the Nevada Congressional delegation led by Reid. That legislation will convey the north campus land to UNLV as well as smaller parcels to the College of Southern Nevada and Great Basin College.