About OVPR

About OVPR


Vice President for Research
David Lee
, Ph.D.
Phone: 706-542-5969
UGA - 609 Boyd G.S.R.C.
Athens, GA 30602

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The University of Georgia (UGA), as a land-grant and sea-grant university, has the tripartite mission of teaching, research, and service. The central role of research in this three-fold mission is reflected in the UGA motto, "To teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things."

Research gives a university its intellectual vitality and distinguishes it from all other educational institutions. A university's research mission includes teaching not only how to answer, but also how to question. For UGA students, the most important part of education must be the capacity for critical thinking.