The University of Louisville has once again been ranked among the top U.S. institutions for research activity. For the fourth time, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/index.php designated UofL a “Research 1” doctoral university with “very high research activity.”
Carnegie’s ranking is considered highly prestigious in the higher education community. UofL is one of only 120 U.S. institutions to achieve the highest ranking in this latest survey, which is based on the 2016-17 academic year. “This designation validates the hard work of our faculty, staff and students to make discoveries that change, improve and even save lives” said UofL’s Interim Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation Robert Keynton. “It also validates our continuing efforts to develop the next generation of researchers and innovators.” Schools that conferred 20 or more research/scholarship doctoral degrees and had at least $5 million in research spending are considered for the top Research 1 designation. UofL awarded 159 research/scholarship doctoral degrees and had more than $177 million in research expenditures in 2016-17.