August 23, 2007

NSF Ranks Case Western Reserve University among top in industry-financed research and development

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges (academic R&D expenditures survey) released its findings for fiscal year 2005.

Of the top 100 universities and colleges listed by industrial academic research and development, Case Western Reserve University placed in the top third, at 32nd place, for fiscal year 2005, the most recent reporting year available.

The top three institutions in this category (industrial academic research and development) are Duke University, Pennsylvania State University, all campuses, and Ohio State University, all campuses.

Conducted annually since fiscal year 1972, the foundation collects the separately budgeted R&D expenditures by academic field as well as by source of funds. The results of the survey are primarily used to assess trends in R&&D expenditures across the fields of science and engineering. This information is vital for decision-making by federal, state and academic planners regarding future R&D funding priorities.

Separately budgeted R&&D expenditures include all funds expended for activities that are specifically organized to produce research outcomes. These activities are either commissioned by an agency external to the institution or are separately budgeted by an organizational unit within the institution.

Case's overall research and development expenditures, which includes federal, state, local and industry funds, places it 44th among the top 200 institutions surveyed. Johns Hopkins University leads the overall research and development expenditure category.

Data for institutions with medical schools—medical schools accredited M.D.-granting U.S. medical schools approved by the Association of American Medical Colleges—shows Case in 35th place among 123 colleges and universities reporting.

To view the complete list of universities and colleges and their expenditures, refer to the NSF Web site and corresponding data tables.

For more information contact Marsha Bragg, 216.368.6949.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, August 23, 2007 10:00 AM | News Topics: General, HeadlinesMain, Provost Initiatives, Research

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