Fast Facts

The University of Georgia is classified as a Research University/Very High Activity, according to theĀ Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

  • Over 500 products originating from UGA research have reached the market through partnerships with industry over the last 35 years.
  • More than $130 MM in total licensing revenue over the last 10 years.
  • Ranked in the top 5 for the 7th consecutive year for total number of licenses and options executed.
  • Top 20 among public universities, and top 40 overall, for total licensing revenue for the 10th consecutive year
  • UGARF has over 1200 active licenses with technologies licensed in countries on all continents.
  • UGARF currently holds more than 500 US and foreign patents.

Research Expenditures, FY12

Source: NSF, FY12

Total Research Expenditures$351.4 million
Rank: 66th in the nation
Federally Funded R&D Expenditures$137.7 million
Rank: 83rd in the nation
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Research Expenditures by Federal Agency (FY12)

Research Expenditures by Federal Agency 2012 chart

College / School / Admin UnitTotal
Vice President for Research Units$46,732,783
College of Arts & Sciences$43,282,422
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences - AES$30,378,389
College of Veterinary Medicine$23,381,517
College of Education$13,604,143
Cooperative Extension Service$11,546,719
Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Units$10,989,283
School of Forest Resources$10,937,340
Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration$9,819,511
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Units$6,153,617
College of Public Health$5,996,407
College of Family & Consumer Sciences$4,333,852
College of Pharmacy$3,782,710
College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences - GEN$3,552,303
Terry College of Business$3,422,136
School of Law$2,736,941
Eugene Odum School of Ecology$2,701,362
School of Public & International Affairs$2,249,199
Vice President for Instruction Units$1,893,345
Other University Units$1,018,916
College of Journalism & Mass Communication$723,967
College of Environment & Design$318,814
Georgia Research Alliance$274,502
School of Social Work$253,511
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost$210,149
Senior Vice President for External Affairs Units$162,524
Vice President for Student Affairs$98,551
Office of the President$1,747

Technology Commercialization

FY12 Total Revenues$7,513,547
Domestic and Foreign Patent Applications Filed *114
Licenses and Agreements Executed *150
Invention Disclosures *153
Number of Products on the Market300+

*Annual average, 2008-2012


Top Ten Product Categories (FY 12)

top ten product categories 2012