What is Quest?

Deborah Crawford
Deborah Crawford, Vice Chancellor for Research

You are about to embark on a great adventure, a journey into the minds of researchers, scholars, and creative innovators at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The term “quest” connotes a journey directed by a noble purpose, a journey that is often long and arduous.

A quest is at the core of every great university. It can be found in the high caliber of the faculty and their efforts to discover and apply new knowledge and understanding. The success of those efforts is reflected in the quality of the education students receive and in the competitiveness of the state and nation in terms of innovation and economic vitality.

Taking pride in the accomplishments of UT faculty and students and broadcasting their successes is the purpose of QUEST. Our goal is to highlight those discoveries and contributions that improve the lives of each of us.

Our cause is noble and our journey challenging. Come along with us as we begin our adventure. This is your future.