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### National Higher Education Research Rankings Show UK’s Ascension

University of Kentucky Research and Development Expenditure Rankings

The University of Kentucky has shown significant progress in national rankings for research and development (R&D) expenditures.

With a total of $476.5 million allocated to research activities in fiscal year 2022, the University of Kentucky has demonstrated considerable growth in this area. This information was disclosed to the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, leading to the following advancements in rankings:

  • Among 637 public and private universities in the United States, UK now holds the 61st position, marking an improvement from 64th place in FY21.
  • Within the category of 410 public universities, UK has advanced to the 40th spot, up from 43rd in the previous fiscal year.
  • Notably, the University of Kentucky has secured the 5th position out of the 14 institutions within the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Vice President for Research, Lisa Cassis, commended the university’s achievement, emphasizing the arduous nature of progression in these national rankings for research and development expenditures. She attributed this success to the collaborative efforts of principal investigators who transcend academic boundaries to foster innovative ideas. Cassis lauded the creativity and dedication of the faculty, staff, and students comprising the research investigator community at UK, underscoring their pivotal role in driving the university’s advancement.

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