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UCF Research

Research includes work in and across multiple disciplines such as optics and lasers, modeling and simulation, materials science, energy, biomedical sciences, nanoscience, computer science, forensic science, education/distributed learning, and business operations including entrepreneurship.

The university has focused its research efforts on key areas of excellence that overlap regional and state efforts to accelerate Florida's innovation economy. Some of the institutes and centers working toward that goal include the Institute for Simulation and Training, the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers/Florida Photonics Center of Excellence, the Florida Solar Energy Center, the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis and NanoScience Technology Center, and the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences.

UCF is delivering on its promise of becoming America's leading partnership university through relationships on local, national and international levels. A significant amount of the sponsored research UCF generates annually is provided by industry along Florida's High-Tech corridor from Tampa/St. Petersburg through Orlando to Daytona/Melbourne. The scholarly work of UCF's faculty and students often results in disruptive technology which in turn can result in new products for existing companies and the creation of new companies.

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The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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