Breakthroughs Happen Here
Groundbreakers come to the University of Pittsburgh to find answers and ask bold new questions. A research powerhouse by any measure, we are consistently among the top U.S. institutions for National Institutes of Health funding. Here, you’ll find students diving into research in their first term. The prerequisites? Curiosity, a solid work ethic, and a sense of purpose.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Pitt empowers faculty members and students to innovate, create businesses and transform society and their own careers.
Undergrads can begin conducting hands-on research with expert faculty members as early as their first year at Pitt.
The University's libraries stand at the center of intellectual life on campus. Pitt is a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries.
Here, progress is always in progress.
Pitt people are developing cures and therapies for diseases, working with communities to battle the opioid epidemic, supporting small businesses, and building the future of advanced manufacturing—among many other contributions.Research News
$850M+ in Research
PA Economic Impact $4.2B
83+ Companies in Five Years
No. 11 in NIH Funding
4 MacArthur 'Genius' Awards
5 National Medal of Science Winners
8 National Academy of Sciences Members
At the University of Pittsburgh, we are fighting COVID-19 by questioning conventional wisdom and finding new approaches to research, treatment and vaccine development.
Watch how Pitt researchers pursued preventions and treatments in “Research to Save Lives,” part of the Pitt Perspectives on Navigating a Pandemic series.
In a paper published in the journal Science, a team of bioengineers from the University of Pittsburgh Rehab Neural Engineering Labs describes how adding brain stimulation that evokes tactile sensations makes it easier for the operator to manipulate a brain-controlled robotic arm.
During the height of the Ebola epidemic, the CDC trained more than 24,000 health care workers in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
Pitt Research Spaces
The Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility (NFCF) is supported by the integrated, multidisciplinary organization, the Gertrude E. and John M. Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering.
Research conducted by the center’s sports medicine specialists—including Pitt professors—helps to develop better methods of treating and preventing sports-related injuries and diseases.