Posted on August 6, 2021 in Uncategorized,
Now, a year into his tenure as president, Cartwright wants to establish UCF as one of the nation’s top 50 public research universities. The college currently is tied for No. 77 in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings for top U.S. public universities, which includes considerations for research dollars spent per student. Public research universities are research-intensive, doctorate-granting educational institutions that receive a share of funding from state and local appropriations, according to the National Science Foundation. That last factor differentiates them from privately funded universities that conduct research.
Cartwright’s goals include doubling the university’s federal research funds — $110.77 million for fiscal 2020 — and significantly expanding UCF’s number of patent awards, research publications and licensed products created by UCF. He also wants to get businesses more involved in the research-and-development process, Cartwright said.