Houston is the energy capital of the world, and with more than 12,000 students in energy-related fields, leading superconductivity research, and the nation’s first subsea engineering program, UH is the “Energy University.” UH performs innovative research to address emerging needs in the hydrocarbons, renewables and sustainability energy sectors, and our graduates fuel Houston’s energy sector, from petroleum engineers to policy makers.


UH students converted a shipping container into a solar-powered mobile computer lab

UH positively impacts the community both near and abroad. Students and professors collected their skills, knowledge and ingenuity to bring a new type of computer lab to underdeveloped countries to improve literacy. The space, all confined to a 19 by 7 foot space and powered by the abundant, renewable resource of solar energy, is small enough to fit in a train car and accessible enough to be transported to most parts of the world. Through the partnership of philanthropy, slick craftsmanship and an eye for future energy technologies, the University of Houston is strengthening the world’s collective intelligence.