UH Manoa ranks 25th in the nation for federal expenditures on research among US public universities

National Science Foundation report shows an increase of more than thirty percent over the previous year - biggest incease among top 100 institutions

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gary K. Ostrander, (808) 956-7837
UH Manoa Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
Posted: Jul 14, 2006

Federal expenditures on research at UH Manoa increased over thirty percent from one year to the next — to more than $187 million in fiscal year 2004 — according to figures compiled and reported by the National Science Foundation.

Among all public universities in the country, UH is ranked 25th for such expenditures, and is listed at 47th in the country — up from 54th — among all public and private universities in the federal survey.

"The data confirm the vitality of Manoa‘s research enterprise," said Vice Chancellor for Research Gary Ostrander. "The fact is that we had the largest rate of growth from one year to the next — more than 30 percent — of any of the top 100 research institutions in the U.S."

While the figures report information that is two years old, Manoa faculty researchers continue to compete successfully for significant amounts of extramural funding from multiple sources.

"We are committed to growing our research programs here," Ostrander added, "and an important result of that commitment is the ability to provide more opportunities for undergraduates to participate in scholarship and discovery in a broad range of disciplines."

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 2004 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.

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