LINCOLN — University of Nebraska Medical Center research dollars are growing nearly eight times faster and University of Nebraska-Lincoln research dollars are growing four times faster than the national average, an NU official told the Board of Regents Friday.
UNL reached nearly $108 million in federal research funding in 2011. During the past three years, UNL research funding has grown 14.32 percent a year.
UNMC research dollars reached $66 million in 2011, an average increase of 23.46 percent.
Meanwhile, the amount of funds available for federally sponsored research has grown an average of 3.77 percent a year.
That means the two institutions are gaining a greater "market share" of research funding, NU President J.B. Milliken said. Both are exceeding goals set for them by the regents.
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