UNM is a place where cutting-edge research and creative endeavors flourish. UNM research injects millions of dollars into New Mexico’s economy, funds new advancements in healthcare, and augments teaching – giving students valuable hands-on training in state-of-the art laboratories.
The Health Sciences Center is the state's largest integrated health care treatment, research and education organization. U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks the UNM School of Medicine 20th in primary care and 72nd in research. Additionally, in health disciplines, UNM’s nursing-midwifery program is ranked seventh. UNM School of Law is ranked 88th, while ranking 14th in clinical training. UNM College of Fine Arts is ranked 48th, with its photography program ranked fifth in the nation. The engineering program is ranked 83rd nationally, with electrical engineering coming in at 75th, and Chemical Engineering ranking at 72nd.
UNM is one of only a dozen Hispanic-Serving Institution in the U.S. that are also classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a R1: Doctoral Universities with very high research activity.
Among the University's outstanding research units are the Center for Advanced Research Computing, Cancer Center, New Mexico Engineering Research Institute, Center for High Technology Materials, Design Planning Assistance Center, Innovation Academy and the Mind Research Network.