Hopkins again leads U.S. universities in research spending

Paced by the Applied Physics Laboratory, university has topped rankings for 31 straight years

September 29, 2010|By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun

Johns Hopkins again led all U.S. universities in research and development spending in 2009, according to rankings released Wednesday by the National Science Foundation.

Johns Hopkins again led all U.S. universities in research and development spending in 2009, according to rankings released Wednesday by the National Science Foundation.

With $1.85 billion in spending on medical, science and engineering research, Hopkins far outpaced second-place University of Michigan's total of $1 billion. Hopkins also led the rankings with $1.58 billion in federally funded research.

The University of Maryland, College Park placed 41st in the rankings and the University of Maryland, Baltimore placed 52nd.

Hopkins has topped the list for 31 consecutive years, ever since the foundation decided to include research spending from the Applied Physics Laboratory, which usually accounts for about half of the university's total. The Howard County lab receives hundreds of millions of dollars in research support from the Department of Defense and NASA.

Hopkins officials also credited the university's ability to attract federal stimulus grants as a reason for its $200 million increase in spending from 2008.

"Our faculty combine the freedom and stimulation in this research environment with their entrepreneurial spirit to make a difference each day," Provost Lloyd Minor said in a statement. "Our success is a testament to their talents and efforts."

childs.walker@baltsun.com

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