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Record-Breaking Year for UMD Research

UMD Research

The University of Maryland had a record-breaking research year, bringing in a total of $834M in awards for research and other sponsored activities in fiscal year 2023. This is the highest total ever, an increase of 23% — more than $157 million — over the previous year.

UMD’s Research Funding Swells to a Record $834M, Up 23% in One Year

Among Public Institutions for Research & Development Spending
Combined Research Expenditures in FY22
Overall in NSF Higher Education R&D Survey

Key Research Areas

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Climate Change

A global leader in the study of climate change, with faculty experts working across disciplines to understand the intersections of ecosystems, energy, human health and sustainable development and their collective environmental impact.

Learn more about our Climate research
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Quantum Science

The University of Maryland is at the forefront of quantum research and innovation, and is committed to becoming the Capital of Quantum. Our quantum experts, including a Nobel laureate, are working with experts in engineering, computer science, innovation, entrepreneurship and business to advance this area in ways that will help define our nation’s—and the world’s—future.

Learn more about our Quantum research
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AI and Data Science

Data science and AI are making a significant impact in a number of sectors, including industry, government, health, and media. The University of Maryland has world-class expertise in these areas, including: machine learning, statistics, data visualization, natural language processing, algorithms, social scientific theory and analysis, and others.

Learn more about our AI and Data Science research
COVID-19 virus


As one of the nation’s leading research universities, the University of Maryland is well positioned to advance and translate public health knowledge to improve health and well-being. Faculty and students are involved in a broad range of scientific endeavors and research centers whose focus spans from the cellular to the societal level.

Learn more about our Health research

Research News

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Groundbreaking Plasma Innovation Shines as Top Invention of the Year

Innovate Maryland Also Celebrates Research on AI Detection, Cancer Treatment, Quantum Computing
View Article Groundbreaking Plasma Innovation Shines as Top Invention of the Year
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University of Maryland Research Spending Rises, Earning Top 20 Ranking From NSF

Annual Survey Puts UMD at No. 19 Overall, No. 11 Among Public Institutions
View Article University of Maryland Research Spending Rises, Earning Top 20 Ranking From NSF
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UMD Ranked a Top 5 School for Entrepreneurship

Maryland Rises to No. 4 Among Public Universities, No. 1 in Mid-Atlantic in Annual List
View Article UMD Ranked a Top 5 School for Entrepreneurship

University of Maryland MPowering the State

The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership

MPowering the State (MPower) is a collaboration between the state of Maryland’s two most powerful public research engines: the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, College Park — to strengthen and serve the state of Maryland and its citizens. Since its creation in 2012, MPower has fostered hundreds of collaborations from across both institutions that are growing Maryland’s innovation economy, advancing interdisciplinary research, increasing educational benefits, and addressing the state’s most critical issues.

Learn about the latest research collaborations between the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore

Visit the MPowering the State Website

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