Research Themes

Texas A&M has defined six strategic themes with 21 sub-themes.

Community, Culture and Economic Resilience

Our researchers explore ideas such as the impact of arts on health and well-being, human resource development and the future of work.

Emerging Technologies and Innovations

Our faculty tackles issues involving artificial intelligence and human-machine interactions, synthetic biology and brain-inspired computing.

Health and Quality of Life

Health and quality of life research topics include cancer therapeutics and vaccines, prevention of chronic diseases, and rural and community health.

National Security

National security research areas include cybersecurity, nuclear terrorism, hypersonic technologies and supply chain resilience.

Space Exploration

As a space-grant institution, we continue to push the limits of our research. Space research areas include human space flight, robotics space flight, space food systems, and asteroid detection and deflection.

Sustainability and Environment

Our researchers are looking into climate resilience, clean energy, food security and clean water response.

Facts and Figures


billion in total research expenditures

Fiscal year 2022, Division of Research
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universities in the nation with land-, sea- and space-grant designations

Fiscal year 2023, Division of Research