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UC Among Top 20 in Research Spending for Public Schools
Published July 2009
UC has moved to the No. 18 spot among public universities for federal research expenditures.
The latest data, tracked by the National Science Foundation (NSF), reflects research expenditures for fiscal year 2007. In 2006, UC ranked No. 28.
In 2007 UC spent nearly $254 million in research funds secured from federal sources and is ranked above such institutions as Indiana University, Michigan State University, Purdue University and the universities of Connecticut, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.
In the category of total research expenditures among public universities, UC ranks No. 23--up from No. 40 in 2006--with an expenditure total of nearly $376 million.
"The research expenditures rankings presented by the NSF are based purely on numbers," says Sandra Degen, PhD, vice president for research.
"We're always proud to report growth in grants coming in, but expenditure data--particularly federal expenditure data--is an apples to apples comparison to other universities.
"It's a great indicator of the amount of research activity happening on campus."
The University of Cincinnati is classified as a "very high" research activity university by the Carnegie Commission. In 2008, UC and its affiliates brought in more than $353 million in sponsored research funding.