Dear Campus Community:

In the recently released 2014 National Science Foundation rankings of Research & Development Expenditures, the University of Memphis moved up 19 places from 203 to 184 among the approximately 975 universities and colleges surveyed. The University's $55.6 million is an increase from $48.1 million in 2013, and our highest ranking since 2010. Memphis ranks in the top 30 percent of the 632 schools that submitted complete data for the survey.

"This increase reflects the consistent investment we've been making in research across the campus and the productive work of our great faculty," said Dr. Andy Meyers, vice president for Research and director of the University of Memphis Research Foundation.

I would like to offer my thanks for the hard work of our faculty and students who continue to expand our research horizons.

Regards,

M. David Rudd | President
Distinguished University Professor