ERIC Number: ED345607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Research Expenditures. Texas Public Institutions of Higher Education. September 1, 1990-August 31, 1991.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
An annual study, mandated by the Texas State Legislature, was done of research expenditures at Texas public institutions of higher education for the fiscal year 1990-1991. The year's report contains, for the first time, data on intellectual property patents, copyrights, and licensing agreements. Findings indicate the following: (1) total research expenditures increased 11.3 percent over fiscal year 1990, continuing a long-term growth trend with expenditures increasing by 10.1 percent at public universities and by 13.5 percent at public health institutions; (2) among public academic institutions, Texas A&M (Agricultural and Mechanical) University reported the most research expenditures and, among public health institutions, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reported the most research expenditures; (3) the Federal Government provided 48.8 percent of research funds and continued to provide the largest amount of research support; (4) institutions of higher education reported that 73 percent of their research is basic research (as opposed to applied research); (5) research expenditures in some areas of special interst were: cancer ($132,751,024), biotechnology ($52,655,724), energy ($49,159,724), food/fiber/agricultural products ($43,570,091), and aerospace technology ($20,992,651); (6) the top 10 research institutions together account for more than 90.4 percent of all research expenditures in the state; and (7) institutions received $3,159,293 from royalties, licensing, or other transactions related to intellectual property. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas