Our research distinguishes us from other universities, and our success in exploring a wide array of topics is dependent on funding. Over the past five years, UT has outpaced growth patterns of the target peer group in both percentage and total dollars, and exceeded the original goal for federal research expenditure growth.
We’ve made significant progress in two key research metrics:
- An 83 percent increase in federal research expenditures
- A 49 percent increase in total research expenditures
- Improved position to peers in both metrics
Readers should note that the research expenditures represented on this page reflect the Knoxville area, including the UT Institute of Agriculture. Since this area is integrated into the main campus organization at most target peers, the definition allows for a closer comparison. Also note that there is significant lag in the reporting done by the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey. As a result, our 2010 baseline data is that reported by NSF for FY2008.