UA ranked No. 1 in physical science expenditures
University of Arizona ranked first on the National Science Foundation's list of universities with the highest levels of research expenditures in the physical sciences.
UA outranked Johns Hopkins University and California Institute of Technology to become the nation's top attractor of research dollars for the physical sciences, which include astronomy, physics, and chemistry.
UA's ranking among public research universities also moved from 14th to 13th.
These findings are a result of the university's 11 percent increase in research and development expenditures in the 2005 fiscal year, totaling more than $530 million.
The NSF also ranked UA as a top-25 institution in the areas of NASA funding, agricultural sciences, expenditures among institutions with medical schools, NSF funding, social sciences, mathematical sciences, and psychology.
"This is a testament to the ability of our world-class faculty to compete for and win significant support for their scholarly efforts," said UA President Robert Shelton.
"These rankings show we can bring money in the door, and we continue to be equally committed to ensuring that this support is well-invested in scholarly activities that will directly benefit UA students and the citizens of Arizona."
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UA news release, 06/08/2007