Founded in 1794, UT is big on tradition, and we are proud of our humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide.
UT Knoxville — which includes the UT Space Institute — serves the state by educating its citizens, enhancing its culture, and making a difference in people’s lives through research and service.
We embody excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement.
We are improving undergraduate and graduate education, research, support for faculty and staff, our campus infrastructure, and our resources.
Source: https://utk.edu/aboutut/ accessed on 12/03/2021.