UK Climbs in National Research Rankings, Hits Record $290 Million in Funding
The University of Kentucky moved up two spots in the national rankings used to measure research. The National Science Foundation ranks UK 34th among all public universities and 50th among all private and public universities for R&D expenditures.
UK had another record-breaking year in the nationally competitive arena of grants and contracts, bringing in $290,365,000 in new, externally funded sponsored projects. President Lee T. Todd Jr. says that this amount, a 6 percent increase over last year’s total, demonstrates the university’s increasingly high standing among research institutions, as well as a commitment by UK to be a catalyst for positive change in Kentucky. This is the fifth straight year UK has exceeded $200 million in new grants and contracts.
“Because UK is one of the few universities in the country with colleges of agriculture, engineering, and pharmacy, and a complete medical center on one campus, our broad, collaborative research program directly benefits many people every day,” says UK Provost Kumble Subbaswamy.—Deb Weis