Fast Facts

As the state’s most comprehensive research institution, the University of Georgia is a major driver of economic and workforce development, catalyzing effective public/private partnerships that support industry, create new businesses, generate new jobs, and train the college-educated workforce of tomorrow.

Research strengths include:

  • Glycobiology
  • Plant sciences, including genomics
  • Infectious diseases, including vaccine development and parasitology
  • Biomedical research, including stem cell/regenerative medicine
  • Behavioral/social science research


The University of Georgia is classified as a Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity, according to the Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Learning.

Research Expenditures


FY 13 includes federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“Stimulus”) funds.




Tech Transfer

The discoveries made by UGA researchers create unique opportunities to improve lives in Georgia and beyond. UGA is a top partner for industry, ranking among the best U.S. universities for licensing activity. More than 575 products ranging from pharmaceuticals to peanuts and from poultry vaccines to education tools are now in the marketplace.