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Forbes.com Lauds University of Houston as Leader in Engineering Research and Education

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Audrey Grayson

A recent article published by Forbes.com lauds the University of Houston as an epicenter of energy and engineering education and research, calling the school “increasingly a rival to places like MIT in advancing not just cleaner, safer and more efficient ways of extracting oil and gas from the earth, but also cleaner energy and zero-carbon energy.”

Citing the University of Houston’s keen ability to meet the ever-evolving needs of the energy sector, Forbes.com writer Michael Krancer writes that UH “has always produced countless top engineering graduates ready to work in the oil and gas sector.”

Energy-focused research at the UH Cullen College of Engineering ranges from delving into the impacts of climate change to discovering more efficient methods of storing energy off the grid. Professors and students in the college work closely with energy leaders in industry, government and academia throughout the Houston region and beyond to address current technical challenges in the energy sector.

“Maybe that’s what makes the University of Houston’s academic programs so attractive – the fact that the school is not an ivory tower. The university develops courses and programs with the real-time input of leaders in the industry. The end result is students getting undergraduate and graduate degrees that make them ready to work in real jobs, armed with cutting-edge knowledge that the industry is hungry for. That’s especially true today as the existing workforce ages,” Krancer writes.

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