The University of North Texas (UNT) is a comprehensive public research university in Denton with 12 colleges and schools, nearly 50 doctoral degree programs, and, as of 2010, a combined annual budget in excess of $750 million. Founded as a private teachers college in 1890, the University is the original of four stand-alone institutions governed by University of North Texas System, a system established in 2003 by the 78th Texas Legislature. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2011 elevated eight Texas universities, North Texas being one, as Emerging Research Institutions in its accountability system. Certified enrollment as of the fall of 2011 was 35,694, the fourth largest in the state. For the fiscal year 2011, North Texas awarded 8,608 degrees, of which 24% were at the graduate level. North Texas awarded 459 PhD degrees from fiscal year 2009 to 2011. The university is composed of ten colleges, two schools, and one academy: Since the 1980s, North Texas has expanded its research in science and engineering. In 2006, the National Science Foundation ranked UNT Denton campus the 122 out of 444 academic institutions for number of science and engineering doctorates awarded.

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Chasing the elusive Magellanic Woodpecker

University of North Texas Ph.D. candidate, Amy Wynia, traveled more than 6,000 miles to Navarino Island in southern-most Chile to explore the forests in search of the Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus), the ...

Portable nanospectrometer for detecting dangerous compounds

Guido Verbeck, UNT associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, patented an algorithm that works with a high-tech tool to detect the location of chemical streams. Now, he's using it in technology that can detect not ...

Synthetic imprinted polymers recognized by DNA

A UNT chemist is part of an international team who just made a breakthrough in DNA research. Using a polymer matrix, the team was able to imprint a sequence of a single strand DNA.

Strengthening walls, saving lives

Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes – it seems almost every week a deadly natural disaster is reported in the news. Now researchers at the University of North Texas are working to help create walls that will stand up to ...

Researchers discover how plants assemble tannins

Tannins in plants have health benefits and impact the taste of fruits and drinks like tea and wine. While tannins themselves are well known, no one has ever known how plants actually put them together—until now. A team ...

Airport app concept nets UNT students win in first contest

Ever been lost in an airport terminal or nearly miss a flight because you were late? An airport app concept created by University of North Texas students may provide the answer to these and other air travel issues. The concept, ...