Industry, innovation, and culture thrive in Rice University's home of Houston, Texas.
Rice University's location in the city of Houston helps provide faculty and students with endless opportunities for collaboration outside campus. Houston is the center of the oil and gas industry, the home of the Texas Medical Center, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center is just down the road.
Rice University has been collaborating with NASA since 1959 with the School of Engineering contributing to space technology through research, partnerships and student programs in aerospace engineering.
Texas Medical Center
Texas Medical Center (TMC) — the largest medical center in the world — is at the forefront of advancing life sciences. Located across the street from Rice's campus, TMC is home to the brightest minds in medicine and partners with the university on numerous biomedical research projects.
As the Energy Capital of the World, Houston is the headquarters and the intellectual capital for virtually every segment of the energy industry and employs nearly a third of the nation's jobs in oil and gas extraction.