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Our Commitment

The UNLV Top Tier Initiative is an extension of our vision of being recognized as one of the top American research universities, as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Very High Research Activity University.

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UNLV Attains Highest Status as Research University

University joins the ranks of just 130 institutions nationwide classified by Carnegie as “very high research activity” – or R1 – the gold standard for university research metrics.

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Crime Scene from the Urban Adventures class
May. 21, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey L. Cummings
May. 14, 2021
John Mercer, Nancy Lough and Jay Vickers are co-directors of the Sports Research and Innovation Initiative, a program that centralizes sports research on campus and is making inroads into the Las Vegas sports community.
May. 7, 2021
Four medical school students in their white coats walking through a hallway
May. 3, 2021
Right, architecture major Stephanie Cote and architecture major Andrea Hughey. A team of about 40 students (mainly architecture and engineering) are scrambling to complete their entry into the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition. The home is being constructed at the Xtreme Cubes site in Henderson.
Apr. 15, 2021
Angela Williams, a fellow with the Nevada Institute for Teacher and Educator Preparation (NITEP) at UNLV, sitting on a stone bench with a laptop open across her lap
Apr. 9, 2021
students walking outdoors on UNLV campus with signage in foreground
Mar. 30, 2021
Alexandrea Washington standing in front of the engineering cube
Mar. 26, 2021
Person wearing personal protective equipment holding their hands up and forming the letters L and V to represent Las Vegas
Mar. 19, 2021
Member of U-N-L-V's esports team competing on a P-C, a large screen in the background displays the Black Fire Innovation logo, Esports Invitational, and Powered by Panasonic
Mar. 11, 2021
Open laptop with programming code shown on the screen and a larger screen with more code in the background
Mar. 4, 2021
Ashkan Salamat standing behind an array of green lasers
Feb. 23, 2021