By Ralph Derickson
research enterprise is continually growing, but what's
even more improtant is how these numbers translate
into improved lives for Kentuckians."
acting vice president for research
22, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
The University of Kentucky has advanced two places
in the annual rankings of the top 200 research universities
recently published by the National Science Foundation.
UK is now ranked 47th among all research universities
and colleges, both public and private, up from the
49th spot. The NSF rankings are based on research
expenditures, the spending reported by each university
$202,392,000 in research expenditures for fiscal year
2000, a 16 percent increase over the previous year.
and staff are to be congratulated on their increased
research productivity reflected not only in these
numbers but also in the record increases in new grants
and contracts brought in over the past few years,"
said Acting Vice President for Research Jim Boling.
"UK's research enterprise is continually growing,
but what's even more important is how these numbers
translate into improved lives for Kentuckians."
measure from the NSF on federally financed research
and development expenditures shows UK in the 75th
spot with a 12 percent increase. UK maintained the
32nd position among public universities and colleges.
total of new grants and contracts for fiscal year
2002 already indicates another record year for UK
research with an 11 percent increase in awards through
information on NSF's Academic Research and Development
Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2000 early release tables,