For the 33rd consecutive year, Hopkins has spent more than any other U.S. academic institution on research and development, according to a new report released by the National Science Foundation for the 2011 fiscal year.
According to the report, Hopkins has spent $2.145 billion on medical, science, and engineering research this past fiscal year. The next closest institution, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, spent a total of $1.279 billion.
This year marks a record high in total levels of research and development spending nationwide, according to the NSF report. A 6.3 percent increase in total spending from the 2010 fiscal year—a rise from $61.2 billion to $65.1 billion—was reported for this past year.
In addition to ranking first for the most overall research and development spending, Hopkins also won the top spot for federally funded spending. According to the report, Hopkins spent $1.884 billion in federal funds on research and development, funds that have gone towards research supported by entities such as NSF, NASA, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, according to a statement released by the University.
“Johns Hopkins is proud of its record in research, teaching and service,” Jonathan Bagger, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, is quoted as saying in the university’s press release. “Our investigators create knowledge, making discoveries, saving lives, and transforming the world in which we live.”