Friday, September 18, 2015

Chronicle of Higher Education questions standing of UO research

Register Guard
September 18th, 2015

Oregon’s top public universities are touting their prowess in drawing research dollars to the state — even as an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education casts doubt on Oregon’s ability to play in the big leagues of national research universities.
Oregon State University reported raking in a record $308.9 million in research dollars during the last school year.
University of Oregon tallied $114.6 million last year, down from an all time high of $135.6 million in 2009 and $115.3 million in 2008.
The totals of the two public universities aren’t directly comparable because OSU has agriculture and engineering programs, which draw additional grant dollars over the UO’s mix of programs.
Still, the UO has been ringing alarm bells about the decline in its research capacity. This month those bells rang out nationally when the Chronicle published an extensive article entitled, “An Academic Reputation at Risk:

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