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UA Research & Economic Development

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Our research efforts make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our world-class faculty, professional staff and students are leading the way as we develop new technologies, advance scientific discovery and harness the power of creative thought to fuel the economy of the future.

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The University of Alabama celebrates the ongoing efforts of faculty and staff to engage students in innovative research and entrepreneurship. The University is committed to providing faculty and students with the resources and staff support that turn imagination and inspiration into reality.


The Rising Tide Capital Campaign is a University-wide effort to raise a minimum of $1.5 billion in philanthropic support for strategic priorities over a 10-year period.

The Rising Tide Capital Capital Campaign aligns with the strategic plans of both The University of Alabama and the Office for Research & Economic Development (ORED). It carries forward the tenets of excellence in teaching, research, service, and economic development. To that end, this case statement outlines ORED’s most prominent strengths to leverage the highest return on investment and the greatest benefits to our students.