UH Manoa ranked 31st in the nation for federal expenditures on research among US public universities

2003 figures show an increase of nearly thirty percent over the previous year

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gary K. Ostrander, (808) 956-7837
Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
Jim Manke, (808) 956-6099
Manoa Chancellor's Office
Posted: Jul 22, 2005

Federal expenditures on research at UH Mānoa increased nearly thirty percent from one year to the next — to $143.6 million in 2003 — according to figures released this week by the National Science Foundation.

Among all public universities in the country, UH was ranked 31st for such expenditures — and was listed at 54th in the country among all public and private universities in the federal survey.

"The university‘s research enterprise is alive and well — and growing," said Manoa Vice Chancellor for Research Gary K. Ostrander. "The figures released this week are two years old, and we know from our internal tracking that our faculty have been funded at an even higher rate since 2003."

"Our faculty researchers have been extremely effective in competing for funds," Ostrander added. "We can all be very proud of their accomplishments in a great range of inquiry and discovery."

He went on to say, "It is especially gratifying to know that many of these programs provided opportunities for our undergraduates to participate in research, since they are being taught by those responsible for the creation of new knowledge. Clearly the active research environment at Mānoa is the value-added to the undergraduate education experience."

The numbers and rankings are from NSF‘s annual "Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges," and are based on fiscal year 2003 reports — the most recent data available. As reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education this year‘s survey provides details of research spending in non-science fields, including education and business.

For more information, visit: http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/07/2005072102n.htm