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Texas A&M On Top 20 Research List

The National Science Foundation has named Texas A&M University as the only new member of the NSF’s annual list of the Top 20 Academic Research Performers in the United States.

Texas A&M joins an elite list including such standouts as the Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State, Penn State, Duke University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – and is the only Texas institution to rank in the NSF’s Top 20 for 2009.

Each year, the NSF surveys 690 U.S. institutions and ranks them according to their research and development expenditures in science and engineering.

For 2008, Texas A&M’s research expenditures increased by 6.99 percent to $582 million. This pushed Texas A&M up two places on the 2009 NSF list from No. 22 to No. 20, displacing Washington University of St. Louis, Missouri, which had been a member of the NSF Top 20 since 1999.

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