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University of Dayton Sets Another Research Record

The University of Dayton set another research record in fiscal year 2018 and claimed the top spot in the nation among universities for materials engineering research in the latest National Science Foundation rankings for fiscal year 2017. UD ranks in the top 25 of all U.S. colleges and universities in seven categories.

The University performed $149.8 million in sponsored research in fiscal year 2018, eclipsing the previous record of $135.9 million set in fiscal year 2017.

“Every day, our researchers and faculty take science and technology out of the lab and into practical applications and solutions that serve the common good and meet the needs of our world. It is an essential part of our Catholic, Marianist university,” said UD President Eric F. Spina.

The NSF typically releases its higher education expenditures report 18 months after the close of a fiscal year. Below are other highlights from the NSF data, based on the University’s research expenditures of $135.9 for fiscal year 2017:

  • UD jumped to 8th from 10th in federally sponsored engineering research and development and to 5th from 17th in the nation for all sponsored industrial and manufacturing engineering research and development.
  • In Ohio, UD remains No. 1 among all colleges and universities for federally sponsored engineering research and development and Department of Defense research and development.
  • Among the nation’s Catholic universities, UD maintained its first-place rankings for all sponsored engineering research and development.
  • UD ranks ninth in total research expenditures among private four-year U.S. universities that do not perform medical research.
  • UD also maintained its top spot nationally for federally sponsored materials engineering research and development and remained 23rd nationally for all sponsored engineering research and development.

More University of Dayton research highlights can be found here.
The University of Dayton Research Institute employs approximately 600 full-time and part-time, benefits-eligible professional researchers, technicians and administrative staff. Nearly 100 faculty and 370 students also engage in sponsored research.

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