Dr. Lawrence K. Silbart
Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives
+1 (860) 486-6115


Dr. Radenka Maric
Executive Director, Innovation Partnerships & Tech Park
+1(860) 486-1450


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About Us

The University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is one of the nation’s leading public research universities, and is ranked among the country’s top 20 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to its main campus in Storrs, UConn has five regional campuses (Avery Point, Greater Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, and Waterbury); its School of Law and Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford; and its School of Social Work in West Hartford. The main UConn Health campus, including the schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine and John Dempsey Hospital, is located in Farmington. Total student enrollment for Fall 2013 was 30,474 students, including 7,879 graduate and professional students. Sponsored research and public service expenditures totaled $204.6 million during fiscal year 2013.

Office of the Provost

The University of Connecticut’s Office of the Provost oversees the operations of the University and guides the pursuit of UConn’s academic vision. This vision strives to improve the lives of its students and enhance the economic and social well-being of the state of Connecticut and its citizens. Industry collaboration is a key component of the University’s commitment to world-class research and faculty scholarship. The Office of the Provost is directing several nationally recognized initiatives. These include the UConn Tech Park, which is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2017, and Next Generation Connecticut, which will greatly expand educational opportunities, research, and innovation in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines at UConn over the next decade. The UConn Tech Park and NextGen CT will leverage the strength and resources of this University to support industry, build Connecticut’s workforce, create jobs, and invigorate the State’s economy.

Office of the Vice President for Research

The Vice President for Research is responsible for helping chart the research mission of the University and for enhancing the environment to enable the faculty to achieve that mission through externally funded research, and training and service programs. The Vice President for Research provides leadership in the development of major existing and emerging research areas and in the identification and cultivation of funding sources.