UD Research Facts and Figures
The University of Delaware is a significant driver of the region’s economy, spurring $2.8 billion in economic activity in Delaware and $4.7 billion throughout the Northeast Corridor, a new report estimates. The report — created by Econsult Solutions Inc. (ESI) and commissioned by UD — examined the impact and multiplier effects of the University’s annual operations and capital investments. To quantify the economic impact UD makes on the region, the report highlighted key areas of distinction, including local engagement, scholarship, innovative research and entrepreneurial successes. In the innovation arena, UD achieved accomplishments like these over the past decade:
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How the University of Delaware Produces Economic and Social Value at the Local, Statewide and Mega-Region Level. Produced by Econsult Solutions, Inc., published August 20, 2018.
Patent Disclosures Generated
Patents Applied for and Received
FY 2018 Research Expenditures by Sponsor
FY 2018 Sponsored Program Expenditures
Sponsored Program Expenditures Over Ten Years
Business starts were aided by UD’s SBDC since its inception
Of patents issued to UD were to women inventors.
632,000 sq. ft.
Major building projects at UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, including the Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building, Chemours Discovery Hub and recently opened Tower at STAR, have created numerous construction jobs.
UD ranks in the top 65 in R&D expenditures — 2017 HERD REPORT
The Higher Education Research and Development Survey, conducted by the National Science Foundation, is the primary source of information on R&D expenditures at U.S. colleges and universities. The survey collects information on R&D expenditures and is an annual census of institutions. Below is how we rank:
— 2017 HERD REPORT