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Research Facts and Statistics

Research Funding

  • Research activity, measured in terms of external funds received, has grown exponentially since 1985, doubling every five years. In 2007-2008, the UPR received over $87 million for research

  • In 2005-2006, the UPR Río Piedras Campus ranked 4th among the top 25 institutions selected for federal support in chemical research equipment.


  • As May 30, 2009, the University of Puerto Rico has 36 patents issued by the USPTO; 4 licenses signed; 2 licenses being negotiated; 27 patents submitted, and 2 invention disclosures under evaluation.

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