Empowering Research & Innovation
The College of Communication and Information’s Research and Innovation Center (RIC), facilitates world-class research and innovative activities to find answers for information and communication problems organizations face. RIC focuses on supporting the diverse research talent of faculty, staff, and students within the college.
Fulfilling Our Land-Grant Mission Through Research
Research Affinities help CCI envision the different ways we can work together to produce quality scholarship. Collaboration across disciplines creates robust scholarship that positively impacts the communities we serve, and beyond.
The Information Integrity Institute was established in 2023 to facilitate research and focus on areas of ever-growing importance in the age of information.
CCI Innovation labs serve our faculty, staff, students, community, and industry and include the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center, the Message Effects Lab, and the User eXperience Lab.
RIC strives to create a more just, prosperous, and sustainable future across the disciplines at UT, among Tennesseans, and with communities around the world. In this, we are fulfilling the mission of a land-grant institution, which means using scholarship, service, and teaching to overcome the challenges faced by people in the areas we serve.