Friday, June 8, 2012

Good News About DRI

Here’s good news about the Desert Research Institute:

1.       Approximately 50 DRI faculty teaching and advising students on other NSHE campuses.

2.       DRI invests ~ $1.4 M/year (non-State funds) for support of grad students at UNLV and UNR.

3.       DRI’s total revenue about  $58 million, yet DRI accounts for only 1.05% of higher education’s budget.

4.       Since 2000, DRI has leveraged $98.6M (State operating budgets, includes State capital budgets) funding to attract $391M in external Sponsored Projects.

5.       DRI ranked 23rd in R&D expenditures in the environmental sciences at universities and colleges by the National Science Foundation.

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