About Us

  • UNLV is among the nation’s top 130 public research institutions with a R1 Carnegie Classification – the gold standard for university research metrics.
  • UNLV is recognized as a top tier public university in research, education, and
    community impact.
  • A doctoral degree granting institution with more than 31,000 students,
    3,500 Faculty, and 120,000 alumni.
  • Tied for second as the most diverse campus in the nation.
  • UNLV is one of 119 institutions to receive the Carnegie Classification for
    community engagement.
  • UNLV ranked as one of the best universities in the nation for veterans.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Sports Research and Innovation Initiative is to Optimize Health and Maximize Performance through Research, Education, Innovation, and Economic Development.  

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a leading sport research and innovation hub.

Being a premier sports research hub means being the finest in terms of leveraging institutional and regional sports expertise to drive excellence in all sports-related research and innovation.