Transforming tomorrow by Improving Life in the Commonwealth & Beyond
Gary Ferland with students around laptop

Since 1981, with continuous funding from NSF and NASA, UK astronomer Gary Ferland has used computing to better understand our universe. He developed Cloudy, a computer code that predicts how light is emitted so scientists can interpret the light received from celestial bodies.

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By the Numbers

$333.8 million

grant & contract awards in FY2018

$200 million

federal agency awards in FY2018

$120.6 million

NIH awards in FY2018

2015-2020 Strategic Plan Transforming Tomorrow

  1. Invest in UK's existing strengths and areas of growth in selected focus areas that benefit and enrich the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond.
  2. Recruit and retain outstanding faculty, staff and students who support our research and scholarship across the range of disciplines at UK.
  3. Improve the quality of the research infrastructure across campus.
  4. Strengthen engagement efforts and translation of research and creative work for the benefit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the nation and the world.
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