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  • Indiana University reports strong research financing, philanthropy, financial advancement performance in FY 2015
  • Indiana University reports strong research study funding, philanthropy, economic development in FY 2015

    • Aug. 14, 2015


    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Indiana University enjoyed among its finest years ever for research grants, private philanthropy and financial development activities in fiscal year 2015, IU President Michael A. McRobbie has revealed– supplying further compelling proof of IUs massive favorable impacteffect on the state of Indiana.

    The university got $540.7 million in external research study financing and $416.2 million in personal and institutional humanitarian contributions for the year ending June 30. It also produced a record variety of worldwide patents, and start-up business based on IU innovations attracted nearly $100 million in outside funding.

    These locations are significant priorities of the universitys Bicentennial Strategic Strategy, and the figures that I am sharing today clearly signal Indiana Universitys continuing status as one of the leading public research study organizations worldwide, stated McRobbie, who shared the funding totals today at a conference of the IU Board of Trustees on the Bloomington school.

    These accomplishments highlight that IU is a public university in a deep sense, he said. It exists to benefit all the individuals of the state, and it has a charge to continue its long tradition of engagement in the economic, social, environmental and cultural life of all Hoosiers.

    External research study funding

    Indiana University researchers received $540.7 million in external research study financing in fiscal 2015, the greatest total of external research funding for any public university in Indiana throughout the fiscal year.

    The total is second in IU history to the $604 million granted in financial 2010, which consisted ofthat included the largest single-year grant overall ever supplied to the university by Lilly Endowment Inc. in addition to a short-term increase in federal research funding under the American Recuperation and Reinvestment Act.

    This years near-record figure validates that IU professors are in the forefront of one of the most competitive environments for research study financing that we have ever experienced in higher education, McRobbie said. It shows the remarkable work being carried out by our faculty, personnel and students, work that is improving our country, state and world and changing lives.

    Private philanthropy

    The university got $416.2 million in total personal philanthropy, including nongovernmental grants as well as contributions from people, companies and structures.

    This figure is a testimony to the generosity of the alumni, good friends, father and mothers, companies, foundations and other companies that support IU, McRobbie said. These gifts help develop the next generation of teachers, artists, physicians and business owners, leaders who will have an effect on numerous lives.

    The overall private philanthropy category includes a record $190.2 million in nongovernmental grants, a figure that is likewise consisted of in the overall for external research study financing.

    Even permitting for that, IUs total personal philanthropy and external research study funding dedications totaled more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in monetary 2015.

    Financial advancement and entrepreneurship

    Another priority of the Bicentennial Strategic Plan is to transform the IU Research study and Technology Corp. to ensure that it supplies the greatest quality of assistance for entrepreneurial activity, enhances the application and transfer of knowledge, and cultivates a pervasive business culture. Figures from monetary 2015 demonstrate that the university is currently seeing outcomes from the effort, McRobbie said.

    During the fiscal year, IU had a record 183 United States and worldwide patents issued– more than other research institution in the state and a remarkable 254 percent increase over the previous year.

    In addition to the nearly $100 million attracted by start-up businesses based upon IU-licensed innovations, the university earned $6.81 million in gross royalty earnings, a 25 percent increase over the previous year. Since its inception in 1997, work with university customers by the IU Research study and Innovation Corp. has actually resulted in almost $130 million in revenue through technology it has actually advertised.

    IU has a distinct and vital role to play in adding to the economic wellness of the state of Indiana, and the ability of our professors to equate cutting-edge research into industrial innovations is at the heart of our work in this location, said William Stephan, vice president for engagement, whose workplace supervises all economic advancement activities at the university. The efficiency indicators for 2015 reflect IUs strong commitment to its home state as well as the depth of the intellectual skill among our faculty, students and staff.Related Hyperlinks Office of the Vice President for Research Workplace of the Vice President for Engagement Indiana University Structure Video: IU Leads the MethodBlazes a trail in Philanthropy, Research study and Innovation