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UM Research Is Top 10 For NSF Higher Education R&D

Monday, February 1, 2021

The University of Maryland achieved its highest ranking ever in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey for Fiscal Year 2019, placing 14th overall nationally and eighth among all public institutions in Research & Development (R&D) spending. For the first time, the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) were linked together as one research enterprise in the ranking, with combined research expenditures of $1.1 billion.

University of Maryland research has expanded its broad impact in recent years through a strategic partnership called MPowering the State (MPower), which was made possible by the late Honorable Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Gov. Larry Hogan, Sen. Bill Ferguson, and the Maryland General Assembly. Established in 2012 and formalized as part of the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016, this paved the way for UMCP and UMB to combine their research, aligning not only research initiatives, but also leadership. In 2018, Laurie E. Locascio, PhD, MSc, was appointed to lead the joint research enterprise as vice president for research.

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