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Carolina cracks top 10 in federal R&D expenditures

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 28, 2012 01:52 PM
UNC-Chapel Hill rose to ninth from 16th among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding ($545.99 million) devoted to research and development in all fields during fiscal 2010.

“Cracking the top 10 for federal R&D spending shows powerful, positive momentum,” said Chancellor Holden Thorp. “We’ve gained 10 spots in the national top 25 list since 2008. That’s a great tribute to the creativity and productivity of our faculty, who have been remarkably successful in attracting research funding despite the economic downturn.”

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