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Pitt in top 3 among publics, top 5 among all universities in federally financed R & D expenditures

PITTSBURGH  (April 16, 2012) ... The University of Pittsburgh ranks third among public institutions of higher education and fifth among all universities, public and private, in its federally financed research and development (R&D) expenditures, according to the latest figures issued by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). 

The annual rankings, released by the NSF this week, cover fiscal year 2010. Pitt's federally derived R&D expenditures for that period totaled $594.7 million; its total FY 2010 R&D expenditures added up to $822.5 million. The other two top public universities in the rankings of federally financed R&D expenditures were the University of Washington-Seattle and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; the top two private institutions in the rankings were Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Contact: Paul Kovach