Wednesday, December 7, 2016

UW-Madison slips in ranking as research spending declines - NICO SAVIDGE, Lacrosse Tribune

Spending on research at UW-Madison declined by more than $100 million between 2012 and 2015, leading the university to fall from the top five of the National Science Foundation’s ranking of research institutions for the first time in more than four decades. Contrasting UW-Madison with other universities that have increased their research spending in recent years, campus officials highlighted the falling expenditures Tuesday as they make the case for lawmakers to increase funding for the University of Wisconsin System in the next state budget. Marsha Mailick, UW-Madison’s vice chancellor for research and graduate education, said years of funding cuts have made it harder for the university to recruit top researchers, and have led some to leave Wisconsin and “take their grant funding with them.” http://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/uw-madison-slips-in-ranking-as-research-spending-declines/article_7e5c4b4b-7d3d-5c4d-8d6d-b1633ffc1547.html

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