Higher Education Innovation

As Utah’s flagship research institution, the University of Utah plays an instrumental role in the entrepreneurial and economic well-being of the state. The U has a long history of being at the forefront of innovation in a wide-range of fields that include business, bioengineering, health care and computer science. Our path-breaking research is the result of world-class faculty working in collaboration with staff, students and the community, and supported by access to first-rate facilities. The U values interdisciplinary partnerships that reflect diverse perspectives and voices from throughout our campus, the state and the world.  As we strive to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students, we see timely completion as our most urgent obligation while ensuring access to higher education remains a priority. Tactics guiding this initiative include innovative models of financial assistance, college-to-career investments and use of data analytics to guide students on their academic pathway.

Alliance for the American Dream

The American Dream Ideas Challenge is seeking to fund the most compelling policy and technology ideas to help foster access to and support for a thriving middle class in Utah.

  • The top 10 proposals will receive up to $10,000.
  • The top 3 proposals will receive up to $30,000.
  • National-level winners will receive up to $1 million.

Accepting proposals from May 24-August 30, 2018

Pay today’s tuition with tomorrow’s success.

Through Invest in U, the University of Utah is investing in our students’ success, recognizing that many students start and stop their educations based on finances, prolonging the time it takes to graduate and delaying earning potential. Invest in U is a pilot program that offers income share agreements as an innovative, flexible way for students to finance their educations. Students within one year of graduating in select majors have access to $3,000 to $10,000. Payments go back into the Invest in U Fund to perpetuate and fund the success of future students.