The National Academies has released a report examining the health and competitiveness of our nation’s research universities. The report discusses the importance of research universities partnering with government and industry to strengthen the national economy and to help the nation reach its goals. The report was commissioned by Congress, which charged the National Academies with identifying “the top ten actions that Congress, the federal government, state governments, research universities, and others could take to assure the ability of the American research university to maintain the excellence in research and doctoral education needed to help the United States compete, prosper, and achieve national goals for health, energy, the environment, and security in the global community of the 21st century.”
Stony Brook University is a member of the Association of American Universities, which is comprised of the top research universities in North America. As such, SBU has a robust research enterprise, where more than $140 million in annual federal funding comprises 65 percent of their sponsored research expenditures.