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Georgia State among nation’s leading major research universities

Georgia State University ranks among the nation’s top 108 public and private universities in the Carnegie Foundation’s elite category of Research Universities/Very High Research Activity. This category represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting universities in the U.S.

The Carnegie classification has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four decades. The very high research activity designation further confirms that Georgia State is competing with the Nation’s top universities.

Today, Georgia State is one of the Nation’s premier urban public research universities, solving global challenges in human health. Researchers at Georgia State utilize the university’s state-of-the art facilities and work across the disciplines to address critical quality of life issues, such as cancer, obesity, inflammation, vaccines, child and adult literacy, and public health issues related to smoking, among others.

Georgia State made it a priority to encourage its researchers to pursue more funding for their scientific research endeavors and have significantly increased its research award funding over the past four years. Annual research awards of just over $121.8 million were received in fiscal year 2016, marking the second year in a row the university has exceeded the $100 million milestone.

Federal sponsorship, which accounts for over 70 percent of the total research volume at Georgia State, grew by 21 percent. This included increases of 33 percent from the National Science Foundation and 18 percent from the National Institutes of Health. Research grants and contracts from industry grew more than threefold.