About University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is known regionally and worldwide for its innovative, big ideas, adaptive intelligence and breakthrough solutions to today's puzzling problems. URI's pioneering research extends the University's influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. The University of Rhode Island - a small, beautiful place with some of the biggest thinkers in the world.

Leadership

University of Rhode Island names 2014 URI 101 Mentors

URI 101 Mentors play an influential role helping first-year students in their transition to college. Mentors create effective and comfortable partnerships with instructors and become resourceful team leaders for all students.

11 days ago
Achievement

University of Rhode Island engineering students win national FAA competition

Five URI engineering students recently won first place in a national FAA competition with their design of airport collision avoidance system. The team will travel to Washington, D.C., to present their invention to FAA officials.

about 1 month ago
Academic Award

University of Rhode Island names 2014 Science and Engineering Fellows

Many URI undergraduates who excel in their studies in the STEM fields were named as URI's 2014 Science and Engineering Fellows. Through this competitive 14-week fellowship, which began in May, students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world problems in a range of di...

about 1 month ago
Scholarship

URI students receive fellowships for studying foreign languages

The Rhode Island Foundation recently named 15 University of Rhode Island students Demers fellows. The Beatrice S. Demers Fund provides fellowships to Rhode Island residents and any Rhode Island college or university students who pursue foreign language study. Fellowships cover the cost of tuition...

3 months ago
Academic Award

University of Rhode Island names 2014 Coastal Fellows

The University of Rhode Island Coastal Fellows program is an environmental fellowship initiative designed to involve URI undergraduate students in addressing current environmental problems.

4 months ago