COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System increased its total research expenditures by more than $26 million last fiscal year, reaching a total of almost $1 billion across the System’s 11 campuses and seven agencies, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announced Friday.
The System’s total research spending jumped to more than $972 million in Fiscal Year 2016, compared with nearly $946 million in the previous fiscal year, as reported to the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research & Development Survey.
Chancellor Sharp said that the bulk of the research occurred at the System’s flagship campus in College Station, which includes the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and at the System’s agencies, such as the Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.
“With nearly a $1 billion in total research expenditures, the Texas A&M University System is helping to drive the state’s economy,” Chancellor Sharp said. “Meanwhile, our students, faculty and researchers are working tirelessly to make important advancements on a variety of fronts.”
Texas A&M University, the largest research university in the Southwest, ranked above all other Texas institutions in total research expenditures, and it placed sixteenth among U.S. research universities in FY2015. (Rankings for FY2016 have not been released yet by National Science Foundation.)
About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 148,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the state’s economy.
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