UM: Research Funding

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that UM was ranked first in the nation for research spending among public universities in the 2008-09 academic year. Between both public and private universities, UM came in a close second only to Johns Hopkins. While UM spent $1.01 billion – the first time they have crossed into the billions – Johns Hopkins spent $1.86 billion. According to the report, UM received the most federal aid of any public university, at $636.2 million. Stephen Forrest, UM’s vice president for research, said, “We’re on a roll and we expect it to continue.” [Source]