The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (iBME) at the University of Tennessee connects not only engineering and medicine but also many diverse campuses in a collaboration that is unique in the country.  While the institute is operationally based in the College of Engineering, it is intended to be an intellectual bridge to a number of entities including Engineering, the Graduate School of Medicine, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Educational, Health, and Human Sciences.

College of Engineering

ariel 4x6Established in 1838, the University of Tennessee College of Engineering, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, provides superior education in the engineering disciplines through academic, professional, and extracurricular programs. As the college works toward becoming a top 25 engineering college, the high standards of excellence in teaching and research have earned international recognition for the institution. The college consists of eight departments of study, seven nationally renowned research centers, and more than 100 state-of-the-art laboratories. For more information about the UT College of Engineering, visit


Graduate School of Medicine

GSM Building - 4x6The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville is part of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the flagship statewide academic health system.  The mission of the UT Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care and public service.  In pursuit of excellence in education, discovery and healing, the Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville is home to more than 200 teaching physicians and researchers; more than 190 medical and dental resident physicians in 12 residency and eight fellowship programs; and more than 180 volunteer faculty physicians and dentists.  The school, together with clinical partner University Health System Inc., form the University of Tennessee Medical Center, the only academic medical center in the area.  For more information about the UT Graduate School of Medicine, visit


College of Veterinary Medicine

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The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, one of only 28 veterinary colleges in the nation, provides opportunities for Tennessee students, while serving pet owners and the livestock industry as well as protecting public health, enhancing medical knowledge and generating economic benefits to the state and nation. Knowledge, compassion and discovery are interwoven at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center in Knoxville, the only academic veterinary medical center in the state of Tennessee. The wide variety of both complex diseases and injuries treated at the UT Veterinary Medical Center not only allows us to set the standard of care, but also exposes our students, future generations of veterinarians, to the breadth of veterinary medicine. For more information about the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, visit


College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

springThe College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is a vibrant and diverse college that seeks to enhance quality of life through research, outreach and practice.  The mission is to promote a healthy, educated, and civil society; to encourage life-long learning; and to enhance the quality of life within the diverse, global community by preparing professionals to lead and serve through research and engagement in outreach activities.  In alignment with that mission, the college’s vision is “to be nationally and internationally recognized for our rich academic programs, highly qualified faculty and staff, and diverse and academically talented student population.”  The college aspires to build on its already strong reputation in ways that enhances student learning, creates new knowledge through research, and positively impacts the world on local-to-global levels. For more information about the UT College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, visit