Research and teaching are complementary and equally important. Research contributes to the production of knowledge, while teaching is concerned with the distribution of knowledge in society. Teaching without research quickly becomes stereotyped, unexciting --removed from the ever growing frontiers of knowledge, while research without teaching becomes unintelligible and uncommunicative. Continuous interaction with fresh minds through teaching makes research more proactive and highly productive.
At the UTSA College of Business, we share a commitment to research and publications, which positions us well to absorb quality faculty and students. Research is part of a learning cycle, significantly contributing to the absorption of quality students and retention of quality faculty yielding an institution of higher learning that continuously strives for excellence.
UTSA College of Business faculty members are conducting research throughout a variety of disciplines and have been recognized by their peers for their accomplishments. The Department of Management was ranked 65th nationally and the Department of Marketing was ranked 69th nationally for their research publications according to UT Dallas research rankings for 2012-2013.
Innovation needs to be part of the culture at UTSA and embedded in all research planning, processes and infrastructure. Highlighting the importance of funded research, UTSA is putting in place training for faculty, establishing research service centers to support faculty research and creating incentives to encourage faculty to conduct both funded and non-funded research.
As part of the strategy discussed above, the College of Business has established an incentive program for grant writing to assist faculty members in their pursuit of external grant funding. Learn more about our funded research programs.
CITE Named National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Site
The Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) has received $294,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will designate UTSA as an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site. UTSA is the first university in Texas to receive this distinction from the NSF.
The primary goal of NSF I-Corps is to foster entrepreneurship that will lead to the commercialization of technology.
Since its founding in 2006, CITE has been actively focused on fostering the growth of new technology-based ventures and establishing UTSA as a pipeline for young technology entrepreneurs.
CITE's primary partner for the NSF I-Corps program will be the Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building San Antonio's bioscience and technology economy. With the support from the NSF, UTSA and TRTF will be able to formalize a relationship that provides a well-designated pathway for the commercial progress of selected research and projects that begin at UTSA.
CITE is an interdisciplinary center of the UTSA College of Business and College of Engineering that fosters the growth of entrepreneurs and new technology-based ventures through education, experiences, resources and support.