The majority of the studies at UTEST are based on academic research. UTEST supports the graduate studies carried out at the METU Department of Industrial Design by sharing research expertise and technical infrastructure. Concurrently, research projects are carried out to provide contemporary knowledge generation on design research and education.
UTEST, being institutionally connected to METU Faculty of Architecture Department of Industrial Design, provides graduate courses on user experience and user research theory and practice. Conducting research studies for Masters and PhD theses and providing the students with hands-on experience on user research are the main objectives of these courses.