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

 

10-YEAR SPONSORED RESEARCH EXPENDITURES
RESEARCH EXPENDITURES BY SPONSOR TYPE: FY 2016
US Federal Government$138,422,08478.9%
Non-Profit Organizations$21,502,81212.3%
Business$9,315,9795.3%
State and Local Government$6,132,2253.5%
TOTAL$175,373,100 100.0%
RESEARCH EXPENDITURES BY FEDERAL AGENCY: FY 2016
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services$60,255,51343.5%
National Science Foundation$27,931,17620.2%
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture$16,379,90211.8%
U.S. Dept. of Energy$11,907,3558.6%
Other$21,948,13815.9%
TOTAL$138,422,084 100.0%

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 600 products ranging from pharmaceuticals to peanuts and from poultry vaccines to education tools are now in the marketplace.

LICENSING

  • 600+ products introduced to the marketplace (622 total products)
  • Top 5 among all US universities in new products reaching the marketplace – 3rd consecutive year
  • 35 new products on the market in FY 2016
  • Top 10 total licenses & options among all U.S. universities – 9th consecutive year
  • FY 2016 Licensing Revenues: $7.6 million
  • Top 20 licensing revenue among public universities – 12th consecutive year
TOP PRODUCT CATEGORIES
Agronomic Crops56%
Pharma/Biotech17%
Turfgrass/Ornamentals16%
Horticultural Food Crops7%
Engineering/Other4%

STARTUPS

  • 148 companies have been created based on UGA research
  • 7 new startups in FY 2016
  • 3 out of 4 startups located in Georgia

ECONOMIC IMPACT

  • Nearly 1,100 jobs created, including nearly 200 jobs in the last 2 years
  • Over $125M annual economic impact from jobs created