Fibers that keep a beating heart beating.

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Challenging Convention

That is what we do at Rice – apply unconventional wisdom to solve today's problems and deliver tomorrow's solutions. This leads to discovering batteries that spray on like paint and a super string that bends like thread, supports like steel and conducts like copper. Unconventional? Not at Rice.

Rice is a university inspired by the pursuit of the unknown. Our mission is to pursue pathbreaking research and to provide unsurpassed teaching and contribute to the betterment of the world. We work together to achieve what some think unachievable. This is unconventional wisdom. This is Rice University.


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Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Challenging Convention

At the forefront of education stands a small school with a big story. One of pioneers, leaders and entrepreneurs. Of Oscar's, Pulitzers and Nobel Prizes.

Unconventional Students

Watch incredible stories about our extraordinary students and learn what motivates them to take unconventional paths to knowledge and success.

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Leadership. Entrepreneurship. Internship.

Leadership. Entrepreneurship. Internship.

What will prepare students for a successful career in a global society?

Breast Cancer

Imaging software could speed breast cancer diagnosis.

New software developed by Rice University bioengineers could speed up the diagnosis of breast cancer

Asphalt

Asphalt that helps clean the air you breathe.

Rice University chemists' product aims to enhance natural gas production at sea

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Bends like thread, supports like steel, conducts like copper

Nanotube fibers have unmatched combination of strength, conductivity, flexibility.

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Happy Students

Rice University has two No. 1 spots in the 2016 edition of the Princeton Review’s The Best 380 Colleges: Best quality of life and lots of race/class interaction.

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Rice cited on multiple college-ranking lists

Earlier this month the annual rankings of best colleges by U.S. News & World Report were in the media spotlight, but a number of other college rankings were issued this month also. Rice fared well in most of them.

Clean water

Gold + palladium + nanotechnology = clean water

Researchers from Rice University, DuPont and Stanford University have announced a full-scale field test of an innovative process that gently but quickly destroys some of the world's most pervasive and problematic pollutants.

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Sprays on like paint, powers like a battery

Researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.

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Sponges that hate water but love oil

Researchers at Rice University and Penn State University have discovered that adding a dash of boron to carbon while creating nanotubes turns them into solid, spongy, reusable blocks that have an astounding ability to absorb oil spilled in water.