University Affiliated Research Center


University Affiliated Research Center

A University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) is a strategic United States Department of Defense research center located within a university.

There are four officially designated UARCs:
# Johns Hopkins University: Applied Physics Laboratory
# Pennsylvania State University: [http://www.arl.psu.edu/ Applied Research Laboratory]
# University of Texas at Austin: [http://www.arlut.utexas.edu/ Applied Research Laboratories]
# University of Washington: [http://www.apl.washington.edu/ Applied Physics Laboratory]

The following eight universities are engaged in UARC-type work however are not officially designated UARCs:
# University of California at Santa Barbara: [http://www.icb.ucsb.edu/ Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies]
# University of California at Santa Cruz: [http://uarc.ucsc.edu/ UARC] at NASA Ames Research Center
# University of Southern California: Institute for Creative Technologies
# Georgia Institute of Technology: Georgia Tech Research Institute
# University of Maryland, College Park: Center for Advanced Study of Language
# Massachusetts Institute of Technology: [http://web.mit.edu/ISN/ Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies]
# University of Texas at Austin: [http://www.iat.utexas.edu/ Institute for Advanced Technology]
# Utah State University: Space Dynamics Laboratory

The first four laboratories have been conducting research and development for the United States Navy for the last sixty years. In the 1990s, the Navy committed a relationship to the four university laboratories by designating them as University Affiliated Research Centers.

In July of 2004, the Navy proposed the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa as another UARC. In response, the students of U.H. and the community protested with a six-day sit in at the campus administration building.

External links

* [https://auction.seaport.navy.mil/Bid/PPContractListing.aspx Seaport List of Prime Contractors]
* [http://www.casl.umd.edu/univaff.php University Affiliated Academic Research Centers]
* [http://www.armysbir.com/links/uarcs.htm University Affiliated Academic Research Centers]


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